September 5, 2012

Farm Box Adventures #6

This week's bounty:
  • Cantaloupe
  • Avocados
  • Sweet onion
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Corn (given away)
  • Tomatoes
  • Green beans

Box #5 Report

Again, I stayed mostly out of the kitchen during these past few weeks of hot Southern California heat. Box #5 didn't get the love it deserved.

The cantaloupe and grapefruits were the first ones consumed.  Brandon is a big fan of the melon and it's so refreshing to eat, cold out of the fridge. As for the grapefruit, I experimented with a new cocktail recipe to great success. Who knew St. Germain and grapefruits were made for each other! I will post that recipe very soon.

As the only consumer of avocado in the household, I use a whole one as "spread" for my turkey sandwiches during the week, mashing them up with garlic and onion powders and the awesome Bacon Salt. Yum, yum, YUM!

I wasted broccoli and lettuce this time around before I can get to them.  I managed to save carrots, green beans, and zucchini before they expired though. Carrots were glazed to go with store-bought rotisserie chicken.  Green beans were once again blanched and froze.  Zucchini was saved by the college football season as I tossed them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a little salt and pepper and garlic powder and took them to Psychogate, my usual tailgate hangout with Roy "USC Pyscho", to get grilled off.

Meal Ideas for This Week

You'd think I'd have more ideas for simple ingredients like this box. But I have to tell you, I'd rather like getting the "mystery" vegetables! LOL

With this batch, I probably will make French Onion soup with the sweet onion again. And I might be able to be creative with the zucchinis.  Not much to get excited about, really. *sigh*

What about you? What have you cooked up lately that is new and exciting?


kellypea said...

Wait. BACON SALT? Clearly, I am missing out. Farm box adventures, indeed. :D

kellypea said...

Hmmm...still don't have a CSA. I keep wanting to, but it's all so fresh everywhere I shop and local, so...the bane of a So Cal existence, right? :) Love me some onion soup.

kellypea said...

hahahahaha! Forgot I already commented on this one. Oh well. Fan???

OakMonster said...

LOL Kelly. You're so cute.

And that reminded me...I've forgotton to post the past 2 boxes. Whoops!