Our box from Mariquita Farms had French Breakfast Radishes, which I love. I find them milder than regular radishes from the grocery store and I especially enjoy them sliced with butter and salt on a baguette. Hum, maybe I just figured out tonight’s appetizer!
In addition to radishes, the box also contained Parsnips, Chantenay Carrots, Thyme, Lacinato Kale, Green Garlic, Escarole, Little Gem Lettuce, Rainbow Chard and Calçot Onions. I am going to stick with a Meatless Monday plan, like last week, and see if I can try a new recipe or two. I would also like to get the hang of Kale Chips, which everyone seems to be raving about. I scored two bunches of kale so I will see what I can do. And I seem to have an abundance of early onions (Baby Leeks, Calçot, etc) and I will see if I can incorporate them into something this week. I sense a soup night. Or two.
Here is my plan for the week of March 27:
Sunday: Chard souffle, Lentils with roasted parsnips and carrots, grilled steak
Meatless Monday: Gingered Carrot Soup with Wild Rice and Cranberries (from Whole Grains for Busy People, Sass), cheese bread, salad
Tuesday: Golden Pork Chops with parsnip saute, salad
Thursday: Rustic Farro soup with sausage and escarole (I am going to leave out the mushrooms, of course)
Friday: Meatloaf, Oat Pilaf with Carrots and Thyme (Whole Grains Everyday Everyway, Sass), salad
Did you notice Dena added some new categories to the blog? You can now find all the menus organized by season. Nifty!