Today was a rainy, but very green pick up. We haven’t seen this much green since the spring.
Here’s what we were expecting to receive this week:
- 1 lb. city chicken (cubed Berkshire pork)
- 1 head broccoli
- 1 bunch turnips
- 1 spaghetti squash
- A handful Croatian peppers
- 1 bunch beets
- 1 bunch mustard greens
- 1 head cabbage
- 1 bunch kale
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 lb. bulk Italian Sausage
- Approx. 1 lb. onions
- 8 oz. piece smoked cheddar cheese
We actually had our choice of the city chicken or a pork tenderloin. We haven’t had tenderloin in ages and I had never had city chicken. I ended up buying one as an extra. The Italian sausage I cooked up to go with some pasta for dinner tonight.
Turnips are hard for me, but I’ve been perusing some new recipes. Cabbage is always welcome in our house. I’ll probably make unstuffed cabbage this week.
Local broccoli is one of my favorites. It will probably be part of tomorrow’s dinner. I’ll use the peppers in quiche or chili this week.
I’m going to prep the greens by sautéing all of them in the morning. That way they will be easy to add to quiche, eggs or other dishes throughout the week.
I’ll probably include the onion when I sauté.
The smoked cheddar will go into quiche or perhaps some butternut squash burritos that I was just reading about. We ate most of the cauliflower at dinner tonight. The left over will be part of lunch tomorrow.
I love winter squash, but spaghetti squash is not my favorite. I must research a new way to prepare it. We are still finishing up our last two.
I missed apples this week. Hopefully, Stephen will be taking the kids picking tomorrow and we can make some applesauce this week. Last year, we canned many quarts and still didn’t have enough to get through the winter months.