Thursday, September 26, 2013

swimming in squash

j. picked up our csa share yesterday and it's kind of overwhelming, i have to say. we signed up for the two-person share and it seems like we are swimming in veggies. maybe that is a testament to us not eating enough normally... to tie up the first week, we cooked everything i mentioned, plus some. it's been great! and i just had fun spending time to figure out unique ways for us to use our veggies this week (even though i am totally exhausted, physically & emotionally, from work. but that's not for here or there!). in a way it reminds me of the food challenges/cupboard cleanouts i have done in the past -- figuring out a way to make good use of every ingredient! /sigh

^^^one day i will use a camera other than my phone...^^^

contents, week 2:
8 yellow squash
1 italian eggplant
2 japanese eggplant
4 sweet potatoes
4 cucumbers
3 cubanele peppers
6 banana peppers
4 poblano peppers
3 zucchini balls
4 radishes
1 arugula
1 watermelon

planned recipes, week 2:
roasted sweet potato, goat cheese & arugula sandwiches
vegetable-filled lasagna
banana pepper poppers
roasted eggplant salad with smoked almonds & goat cheese
radish, boursin & chive tartines
white chili
chipotle sweet potato burgers

last week, in addition to the other meals i posted about, i created a banana squash nut bread (aptly named asanti sana squash banana - using dark chocolate, too), the above-mentioned chipotle sweet potato burgers (that husband already requested for this upcoming week), and gnocchi w/ squash ribbons. i should probably link to all of these delicious meals (i will eventually, but not tonight). things i have enjoyed with this meal planning is cooking ahead! i'm going to try to freeze some of the lasagna and chili this upcoming week. and i'm happy to be able to use our csa share for a dinner party with friends (we're bringing the radish tartines and banana pepper poppers).

still not sure what we're going to do with all of our squash, but at least j. has promised to devour the watermelon and cucumber (both of which i despite -- the flavor just isn't potent enough, ya know?).

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

You need to make squash chips!! Roasted squash with coconut oil and garlic is really good as well

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