Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grasshoppers Pickup Number 12

This week I received:
  • 4 bratwurst
  • 3 pork patties
  • 1 bunch turnip greens
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 Winter squash (Festival)
  • 2 apples
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 large bag green beans
  • 7 small green tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 head garlic
  • 1 small bag potatoes

Holy cow! I need to kick my cooking into high gear. Perishables are piling up! And that's in addition to the frozen meats that are accumulating in my freezer!

The past week or so, I've been using CSA ground beef to make cheeburgers. They were quite delicious, but the accompaniment of olives and chips did nothing to use any CSA produce. The first thing on my agenda this weekend will be a beef stew of some sort. The potatoes in this basket were perfect, because I'd have had to buy them at Meijer otherwise.

I love greens. The turnip greens will make an awesome meal combined with a small amount of pork. But how can you have greens without cornbread? So... cornbread in my future.

The eggplant is probably going to be used in Eggplant Parmesan.

The radishes should go into a salad.

Some of the green beans will go into the beef stew. The rest will make for a delicious side dish--maybe for the beef roast I have in the freezer (groan).

The tomatoes are screaming "Fried Green Tomatoes". I don't think I've had those since I was a kid.

I'll have to think about how to use the squash. Maybe it could go into the beef stew. On the other hand, it might be good in a vegetable curry.

Oh, and then the frozen pork works out to 5-7 quickie meals all by itself.

There are, what, seven days in a week? Maybe I should take vacation time and cook lunches, too.

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