Thursday, December 29, 2011

Grasshoppers Pickup Number 17

This week's basket contained:
  • 1 chicken
  • 2-1/2 large Daikon radishes
  • 2 butternut squash
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 savoy cabbage
  • 1 bunch arugula
  • 1 bunch thyme

The chicken will give me another opportunity to practice my "cut up a whole chicken" technique. I'm not sure what I'll use it in, but I have dozens of awesome chicken recipes.

The Daikon radishes are a curve ball--I have no experience with these. I'm thinking I need to make a root vegetable stew, possibly with Indian spices. I still have 2 turnips and one acorn squash from previous pickups. I don't know if Daikon radishes would work well in such a recipe. Research is required.

The sweet potatoes could go into the root vegetable stew or I could make another sweet potato pie. Or I could bake one as a side dish in a meat-and-two dinner. I like sweet potatoes!

The cabbage really wants to be cooked with pork and served with cornbread. So much food... so little time.

The arugula should go into a salad. Therefore I add salad veggies to my grocery list. Maybe the one-half Daikon radish could go into the salad.

The thyme would ideally go into a chicken recipe, but I don't see myself using the chicken in the very near future. I'm not sure how long fresh thyme keeps. Second best is that it goes into my root vegetable stew, although it's likely to be overpowered by spices.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, the arugula went straight into a salad and the cabbage was cooked with two country-style pork ribs. I'm planning on doing a roast vegetable meal in the next couple of days. This will include sweet potatoes, squash, and Daikon radishes. I'm kind of clueless here, but I'm pretty confident that the result will be tasty.