Another beautiful haul this week, including a few items we’ve never tried before. We’ve got: apples, yellow squash, carrots, green beans, onion, turnip, corn, cucumber, mystery winter squash*, sweet potatoes**.
*CSA lady told me this was acorn squash. Upon arriving home and looking it up, I think she’s wrong. But I can’t figure out what it is. Anyone?
**CSA lady told me what these sweet potato thingies are, but I forgot the name. Something about the parts that grow up (out?) of the root. Apparently their sweet potatoes aren’t doing well. She told me to wash ‘em and roast ‘em. Sure, what the hey.
The Mister is on his own for the first half of the week, as I’m headed back to the homeland (Minnesota) for work. I’ll try to help him out with some simple food ideas while I’m gone, but he’s become quite capable in the kitchen without me. (So proud!)
- Spaghetti squash with chicken
I didn’t want make anything complicated for dinner tonight since I’ll be prepping to leave. I’ll adapt this to what we have in the fridge and freezer.
- Blueberry carrot top smoothie
- Corn on the cob
- Roasted sweet potato “fries”
- Potato, squash, and goat cheese gratin
- Penne with squash and goat cheese
I’m going to try this recipe with our mystery squash. Guess we’ll see what happens.
- Root vegetable stew with herbed dumplings
This looks like a delicious and hearty dinner that will result in good leftovers. We’ve got a turnip, sweet potatoes, carrots, a beet, and white potatoes. Plus it’s dumplings … what’s not to like?