This week my basket contained:
- Beef brisket
- 1/2 lb. ground beef
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 butternut squash
- 7+ parsnips
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 small bunch red leaf lettuce
- 2 turnips
I don't think I've ever cooked a beef brisket. I will probably marinade it in the fridge in something good and then cook it very slowly in the oven. The ground beef will most likely be used for hamburgers... unless I have the opportunity to make a batch of enchiladas.
The parsnips are wild. Some of them are very tiny indeed. I believe I'll want to make a stir fry with the smaller parsnips along with one of the Daikon radishes (that I still have in the fridge from the previous pickup).
The squash, sweet potatoes, and turnips should go into a root vegetable stew. I recently roasted some winter vegetables. They were quite good that way, but with the weather turning cold, a nice, hot stew with a piece of homemade bread just sounds wonderful.
The lettuce will be added to the salad I already have in my fridge.
I'm not sure about the tomatoes. They might go into my veggie stew.
Just between you and me, I'm kind of glad I didn't get an acorn squash. Those things are a pain to peel! And the "meat" is pretty thin. Butternut squash rule!