Abel & Cole, Bag-o-Spuds, Bell peppers, broccoli, Brown Cow Farm, butternut squash, butternut squash soup, carrots, Chard, Christmas Pudding Yogurt, Community Supported Agriculture, eggplant, Jerusalem Artichokes, onion squash soup, Organic Watercress, sweet potato soup, tuna noodle casserole, turnip
Have you ever made something at the last-minute that just tasted amazing??? This happened to us TWO nights in a row this week! It was pretty great and we were all very happy and content with the results.
All of the ingredients came from our pantry and the CSA box from Abel & Cole – which just made it even better!
I will have to post all the recipes for these dinners soon – but I have been trying to get caught up on all the things we made over the summer that we still haven’t managed to get posted quite yet. My to-do list for my blog is simply overflowing!
In the meantime, please enjoy this video, courtesy of Abel & Cole, they made a video about a visit to Brown Cow farm (another reason why I love them!)… they produce a Christmas Pudding Yogurt that I have been trying to get the guts up to try – but while I struggle with that decision I think I might want to be a dairy farmer!
Here’s what came in the box this week!
- Bell peppers
- Organic Watercress
- Butternut squash
- Jerusalem Artichokes
Do you remember the turnips I got last week? Well, … I attempted to make something tha tI made a few years ago – a turnip casserole – mash or sorts to which cream and cinnamon are added in and then it is all baked for a while and it was great, so I thought I would try to make it again and it failed. Miserably. Basically it was like trying to eat raw cinnamon. We had to toss it, so we didn’t get to enjoy much of the turnips that came in last week’s box. Bummer.
On the flip side of that, I did make a really nice veggie soup! We used this week and last week’s butternut squash, last week’s onion squash and sweet potatoes and added a touch of chili powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and cream and it made for a knock-your-socks-off soup!
The carrots were steamed and mixed with some peas to go alongside some fresh salmon we picked up at the market over the weekend and the Jerusalem artichokes still haven’t been turned into anything yet – but I have two recipes for my French Fridays with Dorie group that requires them and we are going to make both recipes with them over the rest of the week and save our posts about them for when those recipes are assigned. I have heard that Jerusalem artichokes are rather hard to come across, so when we saw that they were coming in our box this week, I added an extra order of them so we could get both recipes completed at once. I sure hope we love them both! Both the hubby and I are really interested to see what we think of this new veggie!
This is certainly a bonus of a CSA, you can get veggies that are hard to find in stores and grow hierloom varieties of things that are hard to find or expensive elsewhere. Have I mentioned yet how much I love this???
What’s in YOUR box?