Thursday, August 8, 2013

CSA Week 10

I wonder about what the CSA owners are thinking when they put together our veggie bag each week. Do they honestly think 2 people (it's supposedly the right amount of vegetables for 2 people) can eat 4 eggplants, 6 summer squash and 6 little potatoes? That is a lot. I was talking to a friend about CSAs this week and she said "They mostly make me feel bad. Like, if I'm not eating all these vegetables, what am I eating instead?" which is exactly how I feel. We can't finish off the veggies because we're busy eating...? Brownies? Are we supposed to forsake all other food groups and subsist on vegetables? That's not fair. Can brownies come in the CSA box too?

We have definitely made our dinners more vegetable-centric, which I love, but still. I'm whining about our abundance of food again. I'll shut up.

This week:
Summer squashes
Eggplants
Tomatoes. Tomatoes. Tomatoes.
"Sweet Italian peppers" a.k.a. pointy red bell peppers
Spotted leopard melon
Potatoes!
Yellow onion
More cherry tomatoes (not pictured)


Summer squash
Squash, eggplant, onion, peppers, beans, pesto. Sautee, devour. That used half the squash. The other half was made into this frittata, which was amazing, but it took a few more steps than I normally allow for a weeknight dinner. Luckily, it'll last 2 meals, so the 1.5 hours were put to good use. Lesson learned: a little more cooking on a weeknight pays off. Sometimes.

Eggplants
Exact same fate as the squash and bean mixture. We still have 2 left. I am thinking we'll just sautee and add it to marinara, which hopefully will not result in watery sauce.Oh, what first world problems I have.

Tomatoes. Tomatoes. Tomatoes.
Nick repeated the amazing farro recipe we had a couple weeks ago. It blows my mind. It is super easy (especially when someone else makes it for you and it's ready shortly after you come home from running 16 miles!) and super delicious. Farro is the bomb. The neat yellow tomato was eaten by itself, salted and peppered. That was also ready and waiting for me to eat when I got home from running. Nick's the best.

"Sweet Italian peppers" a.k.a. pointy red bell peppers
These peppers really don't seem like anything special. They're yummy, and peppery, but why are they Italian? These were combined with the squash and eggplant, but we still have 4(!!!) left nearly a week later. I suppose the rest will go with the eggplant in pasta sauce. Sauteeing is the lazy woman's savior.

Spotted leopard melon
I'm afraid of this melon, and it remains uneaten. Not a melon fan. I don't want it to go bad but... ugh. Melon.

Potatoes!
These little guys made the frittata super hearty and amazing.. Also put in lentil soup. Yum.

Yellow onion
Used in the pesto/squash mixture. 

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