Winter CSA – Box #2 – I thought it was romaine….

Since my winter CSA boxes aren’t delivered every week, I need to call it Box #2 instead of Week #2.  To add to the confusion, our next box is next week, only one week! No delay or chance to eat the large backlog of squash I have going on…

This doesn't even include the butternut in the garage.

This doesn’t even include the butternut in the garage.

This week, our farmer ‘fessed up about the down side of the winter CSA;  there is not the variety of options to choose from each week to fill our boxes like we have in the summer.  I was surprised by the large amount of greens in my box this week (Thank goodness I used the last of my kale in the smoothies!).

In Box #2, we had bok choy, cooking greens (that is what the farmer called them), mixed salad greens, what I thought was a large head of romaine, long bell shaped radishes, turnips,  a bunch of ugly apples (8), and 4 green tomatoes (also not super model material).

My experience has been that CSA romaine doesn’t last very long, so I told the family we were having ceasar salad the first day.  But when I went to chop the romaine, I realized it was a really large head of bok choy!

Undeterred, I whipped up the salad and served it without a word as to the mis-identification of my “lettuce”.  They ate it up, but the 14 year old did mention that the salad tasted a little funny.  Oops.

So now I have a lot of bok choy to make Kirsten’s Beef and Bok Choy Pie. 🙂

The ugly apples will become apple crisp.  The turnips will be roasted with some of that squash and whole garlic cloves.  Yummmm.

We’ve been joking about fried green tomatoes.

I bought sausage and plan to make sausage stuffed acorn squash one of these days.

Photo Stream finally started playing nicely and loaded my squash photo.  Yeah!   Good night all!

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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