|This is pretty and delicious, but it's all supermarket foods, no CSA foods.
But when you sign up, several of the farms have a note that says something like, "A full share is appropriate for a family of four, or a couple of vegetarians who always cook at home," and that scares Sous Chef Brian, because we're not vegetarians, and we eat out more than we care to admit.
I'm always the one rooting for a full share, and so far, we've always gotten one. I like to freeze veg for later. I'm ok giving away one item to a neighbor if I know we can't get to it (or if it's beets).
Last week was the first time I really felt like we'd gotten through everything without preserving any of it. This week, the haul* seemed like kind of a lot. Especially with this heat and my refusal to cook.
|Veggies, salt, pepper, oil, grill, vinaigrette, cheese, pesto.
|Tomato, bacon, vegenaise, sour cream, blue cheese powder**
We had been using the lovely challah rolls routinely, and used the last of them for these sandwiches. The dip I made had tomato (and bacon) so that, plus grilled tomatoes, took care of what was left of those.
I sautéed up the chard for the sandwiches, and we grilled onions and eggplant (and some portobellos) too. We had blueberries with our peaches and ice cream.
So in yesterday's meal we had: tomatoes, eggplant, onion, chard, peaches, blueberries, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms and broccoli. Eight veg and two fruits. Sure, we don't always cook like that, but it's entirely possible to do a veg-centric dinner that tears through any reasonable person's produce supply.
We have salad greens and carrots and onions and snap peas and blueberries and eggs and greens. That's weeknight easy stuff. The salad, blueberries, peas and carrots will find their way into our lunches, probably with the cucumber, and the onions and mustard greens will be part of some night's dinner, and the leftover veg from Sunday will cover another two meals. By next week's pickup, all but the eggs will be gone.
|Grilled peach, cinnamon, sugar, olive oil, vanilla ice cream, blueberries
**ok, it's not legitimate food, but I went to a fancy spice store a few weeks back and bought both blue cheese powder and romano cheese powder and it's awesome.