It’s been a while since I’ve posted a menu plan; life just hasn’t been conducive to that sort of thing. In fact, it hasn’t even been conducive to picking up our farm share; Brian’s picked up 2 of the last three pick ups because I was unavailable. August, why were you so busy?
Nevertheless, we still managed to take photos. Go figure.
The pick ups:
lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, 2 varieties of eggplant, tomatoes, beets, cauliflower, potatoes
(double pick up) cherry tomatoes, kale, red onions, potatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, celery, green peppers, tomatoes, zucchini
watermelon, lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, pattypan squash
Some of the dishes listed below I’ve already made, some are in the works for the coming days. It looks a little light for 3 weeks of menu plans, but as part of August’s busyness there were a decent number of days where we ate out or didn’t use our CSA vegetables (!). We also spent several days in Maine; most of the first August pick up came with us. While at my parents’ we enjoyed salad, beets and grilled cauliflower. Side note: both of my parents like beets. This is both shocking and excellent news, because now I know what I’m cooking every time they visit.
eggplant/tomato/zucchini: Ratatouille and Chickpeas (though I used white beans this time around)
zucchini: Squash Ribbons – I love this salad
onions/peppers: fajitas with portabella mushrooms, something like this
kale: kale chips and more kale chips
potatoes: hash, usually served with eggs
eggplant/tomato: Striped Eggplant, Tomato and Cheese
eggplant: eggplant parmesan from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
peppers: Unstuffed Bell Peppers – I highly recommend this recipe; stuffed peppers are kind of a pain to make and they’re a pain to eat. This was much easier and very tasty.
carrots/cherry tomatoes/peppers/celery: veggies and hummus, which we served to our college friends and their 3 children
As for the watermelon, we’ve been serving it as a side with various meals and one of them was sliced up for our visitors as well. I know there are some awesome watermelon recipes out there, but I never manage to do anything but eat the melon plain.
Please feel free to share your favorite seasonal recipes in the comments below or on Facebook!