Joined a CSA, and we're on a bi-weekly cycle, of which I still have some baby spinach, baby turnip greens, and 3/4 lb asparagus. In addition, I had a neighbor, who is growing her own stuff chemical free, give me 3 lbs of asparagus! Also, tomatoes, cucumbers, chives, mint, carrots, broccoli. I'm not sure how this happened.... :
We eat salads and veggies at every meal, but we're not vegetarians.
Given the fact that I'm in 3rd trimester, and not able to pack away this food quite as quickly as I would have been able to last trimester....
Recipes which use a lot of veggies at once or that freeze well are super appreciated! I promise to stop buying as much at the farmer's market, but we've got another delivery on Saturday....
Thanks in advance,
Cheryl, wife to an amazing man, homeschooling SAHM to Gavin 12/03, Rhys 09/06, and Ian Aug 11, 2010.
The herbs I would process as "pesto"--though probably just with olive oil, in the food processor, and then freeze.
Sounds like a good problem to have
The cucumbers could be sliced thinly and then dressed with a little rice wine vinegar, dill, S&P and served along with any meal. The kids call these "Mama's Pickles".
Tell your neighbor if she wants to give away any more asparagus, I'll pay for the S&H!! I haven't had really good fresh from the dirt asparagus in almost a decade, since I moved from MI.
Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!
I made lasagna with veggie sauce, thanks for the idea of putting the carrots and broccoli in, wouldn't have thought of that.
Asparagus is all going to be roasted or blanched today, now that the weather cooled off a tad. Blanched will be frozen for later soup making capability.
Cucumbers have been made into cucumber salad (very similar to Mama's Pickles).
I get my next box from my CSA tomorrow... The saga continues