Monday, September 14, 2009
What about the rest of those CSA veggies?
I realize I didn't answer about the rest of the CSA veggies in my last post. So here are some ideas I have for the rest of the veggies.
Cucumbers make a great side for my kids, and my husband makes a wonderful cucumber and tomato salad. I don't like uncooked tomatoes EXCEPT in this salad. He dices cucumbers, tomatoes, and a red onion. Sometimes he adds a bit of a bell pepper. Then he adds olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper and sometimes salt. I call it Israeli salad, but I don't know whether it has an official name. Anyway, cukes and tomatoes are pretty easy to get through in our house.
Green peppers are great for salads or in enchiladas. I may make enchiladas this week to get through some of the eggplant. I might also think about trying my hand at some kind of eggplant parmesan. Maybe I could use panko for it! Panko is Japanese breadcrumbs, and I love them because they seem crunchier to me.
Onions are a staple in our house. We use them in everything from eggs to enchiladas.
I suspect we have more than 3 ears of corn right now since I don't remember eating much corn last week. We have a few whole chickens and chicken parts (legs and thighs, I think) from Chestnut Farms in our freezer as well as the "All Natural" chicken from Trader Joe's I like to use for chicken fingers and such. The corn goes so well with chicken, so I see that in our future.
We still have kale from last week in addition to the dinosaur kale we picked up this week. Given the success of tonight's dinner, I foresee making a larger batch of the curried chickpeas and kale - maybe enough to freeze.
I'll keep you posted on how things go with the vegetables!