While away this weekend in Chicago for BlogHer (a conference for women who blog), my husband kindly brought in our veggie box from our Two Small Farms CSA* and stowed it away in the fridge. This morning, I checked out the loot and found all sorts of treats, including the first Tomatoes of the season, as well as Baby Spinach, Red Leaf Lettuce, Summer Squash (I think this is a generic term for patty pan, crook neck and zucchini), Scallions, Red Beets, Strawberries (no actual evidence of these, the kids must have eaten them already), Basil, and Torpedo Onions.
And, one of my favorites: Purple Cauliflower!
Here is my menu plan for the week of July 27th:
Monday: Summer Squash Sloppy Joes, sliced Tomatoes, salad
Wednesday: Orzo with Grilled Shrimp, Summer Vegetables and Pesto (I am going to sneak the Cauliflower in for a bright spot of color), bread
Thursday: Leftovers plus Roasted Beets with goat cheese, Spinach salad,
Friday: TGIF Mini-block party
What’s cookin’ in your house this week? Check out Org Junkie for more ideas, or just leave your plan in the comments. I am curious to hear what others are feeding their families this summer.
* CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. We are subscribers in the partnership between two farms, High Ground Organics and Maraquita Farms. Each week, they bring a box of local, organic vegetables to our house (we are a host house, so actually, they bring 20 boxes and neighbors and friends pick up here). We have been doing this veggie box for 3 seasons now and it has stretched my abilities in the kitchen much more than all the cookbooks I ever bought. I urge you to try a CSA – Two Small Farms even offers an introductory month! Subscribing to a CSA is part of my passion to eat locally, in season, and organic.