Winter CSA Week 1 – Thanksgiving Preparations

My winter CSA boxes will only come every two weeks.  Sigh.


But I am excited because I got a  great variety: tomatoes, kale, napa cabbage, cranberries, turnips, peppers and a huge squash – oh, and some daikon radishes, and more ornamental corn.

I’ve been waiting for the cranberries because I wanted to make cranberry jelly for Thanksgiving.  This squash will become a side – sort of like candied sweet potatoes for Thursday.

The gourds and ornamental corn had overwhelmed the dining room table to the point where there was no room left for people to sit and eat, so I pared the collection down to our favorite gourds and took all the extra to work last week.  There is one woman who loves to decorate her whole house every season and I thought she would enjoy them.  She wanted it all, but held back, giving others a chance to choose what they might like.  Such restraint!  The new corn got slipped to her before work this week, before she had to share.  🙂

I have a backlog of squash from prior weeks that I will roast with the turnips and whole garlic.

Bubbling apple butter. Yummm. 🙂

Today was condiment prep.  The cranberry jelly and salted caramel apple butter as created by Fresh Veggies in the Desert.  I have been telling everyone about your recipe.  Thank you for sharing that one!

Tomorrow is pumpkin pie and squash.

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About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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6 Responses to Winter CSA Week 1 – Thanksgiving Preparations

  1. Carol says:

    I can’t wait to taste those creations! Yum! So excited sis! I will have to share my creations with you too.

  2. kirstenmadaus says:

    I love your prep plans and wish you’d make double for me! I’m glad that my CSA sent out a list of what all they’ll be delivering (to the house! special last week bonus!) on Tuesday, but still I won’t be able to get starting until Tuesday night on that stuff. I did pick up a bag of cranberries today and will work on that, once I can decide which of the many homemade cranberry sauce recipes I bookmarked to use! I’m going to toss some roasted beets in a small bit, just to see what happens.
    Thanks!

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