This weeks CSA arrived last night. Wolf and I were, of course, very excited.
The loot includes
- Red potatoes
- Summer squash
- Mixed bag of greens
- Cardamon Bread
Regarding the arugula, I gave it to the chickens like I did last week. Maybe it’s too hot, or maybe it’s the humidity, or maybe it’s just the way arugula is, but it goes limp as soon as it comes into the house. Unless someone has a idea what to do with limpy arugula, Wolf is going to put whatever we’re given onto the swap table. Not that I feel we’re wasting it. The chickens certainly enjoy it!
The lettuce is getting a little much I have to admit. I don’t want to have to swap that out too though. I guess it’s salad all the time from now on!
Meal planning has taken a turn for us. Before we used to do it on the weekend then we’d go shopping on Sundays. Because the CSA comes in on Wed we’re having to change our meal planning day. We also have to change the manner in which we plan. The way we used to do it is to go through our recipe books and pick out a meal then buy the ingredients for it. Now we have to pick out meals according to what we have on hand. This is taking some getting used to. We definitely need to grow some new neuron paths in order to do so effectively! The CSA is also making us a bit more adventurous in the kitchen. We’re using our brains in a ways we haven’t before. It’s quite a fun challenge actually!
Mandy at A Serving of Life posted this little tidbit on eating cauliflower:
…when you roast it – a little olive oil, salt and pepper, bake in a 450 degree oven for about 30 minutes – it is wonderfully crunchy and creamy all at once.
We didn’t get any cauliflower but we did get broccoli so I might try it prepared this way. I’m not a big fan of cooked broccoli but it’s something worth trying. I may finish off the pattypan squash the same way.