I knew this squash was coming, I just didn’t realize how ugly it was going to be! All bumpy and lumpy and twisted. Very strange looking. I cannot wait to open it up and taste the insides. I am sure this is a case of the vegetable kingdom hiding deliciousness in a cloak of ugliness.
Our box from Two Small Farms contained other treats this week, including Leeks, Red Beets, Yellow Carrots, Cameo Apples, San Marzano Tomatoes, Romaine and Butter Lettuces, and Summer Squash (which I traded for more leeks). Some of these may not be back this year (tomatoes and summer squash) while I hope to see some of these items again next week (winter squash and lettuce). And here is my plan for the week of Monday, October 26:
Monday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, carrot sticks, salad
Tuesday: Squash soup with grilled cheese (will use leeks, apples and squash), salad with roasted beets and goat cheese
Thursday: Some recipe that will use the leeks (not potato leek soup or quiche, however), along with maybe purple potatoes and fresh fish. Still looking, any ideas?
Friday: Pumpkin carving and chili party
What is on your menu plan this week? Any special Halloween ideas?