At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this was the best week ever! Butternut squash, red potatoes AND cauliflower? Be still my beating heart.
There’s also an onion, beets, a bag of mixed greens and more green tomatoes. Talk about going out with a bang!
I think I’ll let the tomatoes ripen on the window sill, as we weren’t blown away by the fried green tomato BLT last week. (Unless someone has a better idea? Anybody?) The squash, well, I’ve talked about that. If I can bring myself to try something new, I’d like to make a risotto out of it. The cauliflower will probably get roasted, although the Thanksgiving issue of Everyday Food Magazine just arrived, and there’s a cauliflower/potato/cheddar bake in there that is just begging to be made. The onion is gone already (because I put onion in nearly everything…), and I’m considering sauteing the greens, since they look heftier than regular lettuce. The potato? Well, that issue of Everyday Food also had a red potato/sage/shallot recipe that looked amazing. (As did the stuffing, turkey and other side dishes. Can we have Thanksgiving dinner several times between now and the end of November?)
We also received a large box of pears from Andy’s parents a couple weeks ago, and I am at a loss for what to do with them. I like a pear in a salad every now and then, but that’s about it. And there’s no way that Andy will eat all of them before they become a fruit fly paradise in my basement.(Seriously. He loves fruit, but he’d have to eat them 24/7 for the next month.) What should I do with these things? Pear tarts? Muffins? Bread? I tried pear sauce at one point, and was NOT a fan… help a girl out!
Oh, and I’m participating in the “What’s in the Box?” link party over at InHerChucks again! (At least for the last couple weeks of our CSA… I’m so sad that it’s coming to an end soon!) Check out all the great produce and recipes!