Sunday, June 10, 2018

What's in the CSA Box? Week #2

Our CSA Box for this week contains basic cooking staples. 

1 pound of mixed lettuces
2 big bunches of beets
3 large zucchini
8 small zucchini
1 nice bunch of small carrots
1 very large head of broccoli
1 pint of sugar snap peas
1 bunch of spring red onions
1/2 pound of new potatoes
5 tomatoes

Since I have a very busy schedule this week, I bulk cooked on Friday evening to get a head start on our weekly food supply.  See this post for all the details on what I cooked.  

The contents of our CSA box should nicely round out this week's menu plan. 

What I'm Going to Do with It!

1.  Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Potatoes in foil.  This recipe from Damn Delicious is super easy to make and seems like a winner, despite the expletive in the title of the site.   😋  I'll use all of the potatoes and part of the broccoli from the box. 

2.  Roasted beets.  If I'm turning on the oven for the garlic parmesan broccoli and potatoes, I'm going to throw some beets into aluminum foil and put them in the oven at the same time.  I'll use about 3/4 of the beets for this recipe.  It's super easy.  But, I provided a link. 

3.  Stir Fry.  Nothing beat the taste of stir fry - especially if the veggies are not overcooked and wilted.  It's a busy week and I'm all about easy recipes.  Click here to see a link for a super simple stir fry.  I'll use two red spring onions, some of the broccoli and carrots, and all of the small zucchini and sugar snap peas for our stir fry.  

4.  I saved the chicken carcass from Friday night's free roasted chicken from SAMS.  I'll throw it all in the slow cooker with some water and let it simmer on "low" for about 12 hours.  I'll have some delicious broth when it is cooled and strained.  Two red spring onions, two tomatoes, and the remaining carrots, zucchini, and beets will be used for this soup.  

5.  Chicken Salad with Bacon, Lettuce, and tomato.  I also saved back about 3 cups of meat from that free chicken.  I found this delicious looking recipe and have all the ingredients on hand to make it!  I'll use the remainder of the red spring onions, one tomato, and some lettuce for this recipe.  

6.  Toppings for lentil burgers.  I think this leaves me with two tomatoes to slice for topping lentil burgers this week!  Don't forget, I'll be posting my lentil burger recipes on Wednesday for this week's Cheap Eats. 

That's It!  Six recipes, using every ingredient from this week's CSA Box!

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