CSA Distribution #2

CSA Distribution #2

This week’s share included two heads of lettuce (I let the boys choose and they picked one green leaf and one red leaf), kale, turnips, arugula, radishes, and spinach. I could have taken more arugula or mixed in some mustard greens or another variety of greens that were there, but by that point the boys were really being a handful and some… er, how shall I put it nicely… impatient middle-aged women were crowding the bins, so I called it a day. This should more than last us the week.

When we got home Jake immediately wanted some spinach with his dinner (the boy loves it dipped in Ranch dressing), and I made a salad with the lettuces, some grilled chicken, and some shredded cheese. The only “challenging” veggies this week are the kale and turnips. I’ve asked Drew to make his famous kale soup (with mushrooms, stew beef, onions, and topped with feta before serving), so that takes care of that. The turnips are a little tougher since I have only ever had them mashed at Thanksgiving. I found a recipe for apple-carrot-turnip salad that sounds interesting so I think I’ll give that a try. I guess if all else fails, I’ll just roast them! Aside from raw in salads I’m planning on making a spinach-gruyere strata this week too. I usually make it at Christmas but since we have all this spinach… why not?

3 thoughts to “CSA Distribution #2”

  1. I was just going to ask what you’re going to do with the turnips. My dad hates them with a passion! Cannot stand the smell of them cooked (makes him sick every time). That salad doesn’t sound bad. Mashed … now that’s an idea! I’ve never really had turnips before.

  2. Oooh… looks like you got some good stuff. I am so curious to see what we get. They delayed pickup 2 wks this year since we’ve had cold weather and things are a bit stunted as of yet. Getting excited for it though. I’ve never cooked Kale myself, but we have a few random recipes that call for tunips .. usually along w/ other root veggies for potroast or something like that.

  3. We got turnips last year, and I made them mashed with garlic which was pretty yummy. I’d never had them before. As for kale, I like to saute it with olive oil, white beans, and garlic. Kale is sooooo good for you. I might have to get my hands on some, as our other dark green leafy standby, spinach, apparently makes my child vomit in the middle of the night.

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