The first week of our CSA was awesome! I was really excited to figure out what to do with our produce box. It was especially fun because I had a couple things I’d never cooked with before, like beets and collards.
This week is a little more of a challenge — the box is almost entirely greens. This is pretty typical for CSAs in the spring, since greens are what’s in season. But I generally don’t eat much or cook much greens, and if I do, it’s mainly just spinach. The first step was asking a coworker to help me identify what was what in my box! The next step was figuring out meals. I figured I’d be doing a lot of salads, soups, sauteed greens, and maybe a new version of a green smoothie. I think the only thing I had cooked with before was the bok choy and the lettuce, so another challenge!
In the end, I ended up eating out a lot this week. My goal is to cook more next week!
What’s in my CSA box this week?
1/2 lb of Turnip Greens (O)
1 Butterhead Lettuce (O)
1.3 lbs of Rutabagas (O)
1 bunch of Bok Choy (S)
1 oz of Curly Parsley (O)
1 bunch of Mustard Greens (O)
1 kohlrabi (my coworker shared from her box!)
(O=Certified Organic. S=Sustainably Grown)
What we made:
Delicious stir fry! Rutabaga, kohlrabi, and last week’s carrot chopped into matchsticks; baby bok choy and last week’s cabbage; two fried eggs; soy and oyster sauce; brown rice.
Green smoothie, this time with turnip greens instead of kale.
I sauteed some mustard greens and mixed it with rice and leftover carrot/potato soup that a friend made. The soup was amazing. But it turns out, I DO NOT like mustard greens. I picked them all out and enjoyed the soup.
[Worked late and picked up some fast food on the way home.]
Green smoothie. I mixed in a bit of parsley along with the turnip greens.
[Ordered out with my coworkers.]
[Dinner with friends.]
[Slept late and skipped breakfast. Definitely should have had a smoothie.]
[Brunch out with friends.]
[Dinner out with my family.]
Mashed rutabagas and a green salad with barbecue pork chops.
Day 6 -Mon
Green smoothie with rutabaga leaves.
[Leftovers] I did add a chopped tomato from last week to an avocado to make up some guacamole.
[Out to eat to use a Groupon that was about to expire.]
Green smoothie with rutabaga leaves, turnip greens, and a bit of parsley.
Leftover stir fry.
Leftover mashed rutabagas and pork chops.
[Leftover pasta for breakfast]
Green smoothie for lunch.
See? WAY TOO MUCH eating out. I did have a whole lot of green smoothies though. Next week will be better!