IMG_1304CSA Week #23 & #24


Because of all the traveling last weekend, I didn't have a chance to update the CSA blogging, so this is two weeks squished together. Unfortunately, I only have the food listing for one week, but for the other, it was the same sort of thing: fall veggies, apples, eggs.

Dinner #1

Squash risottoRoasted the squash and the garlic. Used it with some pearl barley, some of the parsley, chives, green onion, salt, pepper, saffron, water, and some white wine to make a barley risotto. While that cooked, I sautéed the greens and then added them to the risotto. Topped it off with Parmesan cheese.

Made a salad with spinach and apple to go with it.

If you skip the cheese and use a vegan wine, this recipe is easy to make vegan. Otherwise, vegetarian.

Dinner #2

Took one of the sweet potatoes and used it to make sweet PLTs, one of our very favorite recipes.

I also decided to use the potatoes and some of the marinara in my freezer to make this grown-up alphabet soup recipe. I used fresh tarragon and thyme from my garden, and added parsley from the CSA. I also used frozen corn instead of peas, since that happened to be what I had.

Vegetarian.

Black bean/sweet potatoes, mashed kohlrabi, cornbreadDinner #3

I made mashed kohlrabi, using buttermilk and what was left of the parsley, as well as salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic.

Made cornbread.

Took some black beans and grated sweet potatoes, and stir-fried it with onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili pepper, salt, pepper and beer.

Dinner #4

Sandwich and lentil soupHad lots of leftovers of the black bean and sweet potato mix, so put two cups of it in the food processor with half a cup of oats, an egg, a tablespoon of cornstarch, and a bit of smoked paprika to make a mushy mix that I then shaped into burgers. I baked it at 375 for 15 minutes on each side and served it topped with yogurt and kale I had sautéed with garlic.

Made a lentil soup with lemon and dill using this recipe.

Used the lettuce and a bit of apple to make salads.

Vegetarian.

Thanksgiving

Friends invited us over for dinner, and so I made a soup from CSA ingredients. I used this recipe for butternut squash apple soup, but added more apples than it calls for and roasted the butternut squash first. I wanted it be a bit sweeter than the recipe called for, because hey, Thanksgiving.

Vegetarian, though if you used olive oil instead of butter, it would be vegan.