Tuesday, December 22, 2015

CSA: Month Six

What should have been the end of our CSA adventure was merely just a segue into our second CSA experience. When another local group started a fall share that we could pick up at Elsa's school once a week, we couldn't resist.

Chicken Stir Fry
Kale Puttanesca

Green Salad
Chicken Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps

Carrot Top Pesto (served with steak)

Bell Peppers
Mini Stuffed Peppers

Hakurei Turnips
Grilled Turnips

Seasoning (added to a variety of dishes--when I remembered)

Arkansas Black Apples
Plain/Raw Apples

Pie Pumpkin
Decoration (Jon doesn't like pumpkin pie, so baking with a real pumpkin is way too much work for just me)


Bok Choy
Sauteed with Garlic

Seasoning (added to just about every dish we cook)

Swiss Chard
Chicken Stir Fry; Chicken Stir Fry Lettuce Wraps

Heirloom Tomatoes
Green Salad
Tomato Soup

Plain/Raw Pears

Green Salad

Turnip Greens
White Bean, Sausage, Potato and Turnip Green Stew
2 tsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 large bunch fresh chopped turnip greens
2 cups diced smoked sausage
2 tbsp olive oil
3 medium potatoes (about 1 lb.), medium dice
2 leeks, tender part, diced (did not use)
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-oz.) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 (32-oz.) container reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tsp ground black pepper

Bring 2 qt. water and 2 tsp kosher salt to a boil in a large stockpot over high heat. Add turnip greens, and blanch 3 minutes or until tender. Drain.

 Cook sausage in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in potatoes, and cook 5 minutes. Add leeks and next 3 ingredients, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until leeks are tender.

 Increase heat to high. Add turnip greens and chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, black pepper, and remaining 1 tsp. salt.  *adapted from a recipe from Southern Living

Added to White Bean, Sausage, Potato, and Turnip Green Stew

With Ketchup (one of Elsa's favorites--who knew?)

As you can see, we stepped it up with our new CSA. Certainly not in creativity, but definitely in quantity.

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