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 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!