Last week's pickup from the CSA yielded TONS of lettuce. Four huge heads. I gave away one and washed the the other three to store in the fridge for this week's meals. We'll be eating lots of salads! I'm still a bit squeamish from all of the additional critters that come home with the lettuce. This week there was only one or two slugs and one large caterpillar. I have to wash the lettuce when I get home because of the bugs and because I just don't have enough room to store the whole heads of lettuce. I also picked up bunches of swiss chard, kale, garlic scapes, and a wee bit of strawberries. Chard and kale are new to me, so I also picked up a cookbook of recipes for CSA produce. From Asparagus to Zucchini was published by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition. It has multiple recipes for just about anything that could be picked up at a local farm. I'm looking forward to trying out new recipes and new produce!
I made chard for the first time Sunday night using a recipe found in the cookbook. I used an Asian-style recipe that used some soy sauce and garlic to a saute of chopped chard. We really enjoyed it! It is such a pretty vegetable, especially the red stemmed version. Menu Plan
Monday: grilled chicken caesar salad
Tuesday: Pork tenderloin, salad
Wednesday: Chicken stir fry with baby bok choy, brown rice
Thursday: Mom's night out, boys on their own! (I'll make them pasta and salad.)
Friday: Taco night, maybe taco salad.
I have this huge head of kale. I've never had kale chips, but keep hearing about them, so I may try making some to see what they are about.
Check out the menu plans over on Organizer Junkie!