CSA Box – October 23, 2014

I usually post this on Thursday right after I unpack everything but just didn’t seem to have time. At least I took some quick photos though.

Another totally fall box.

farmshare csa box acme farms & kitchen

Chard, kale, celery, broccoli, carrots, red bell peppers, fresh spaghetti, ground beef, red potatoes and yukon gold potatoes, onions, garlic, dried split peas, fresh flour tortillas, rosemary rolls, Jack cheese

Recipes included were:

Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto
Shepherd’s Pie
Quesadillas with Peppers & Chard
Split Pea Soup and Rosemary Rolls

I was actually very good this last week and tried very hard to work a whole week’s menu around our box from last week. I usually try to figure things out one day at a time and that can be expensive. I don’t always like using the recipes provided, but they do give me inspiration.

We had a nice hearty beef stew, perfect with the rainy weather we’ve been having. I also found a recipe that would use my ground pork, pappardelle pasta and apples. The pork has been in the freezer for a while now, not used from one of the previous boxes. The pork and noodles turned out pretty good. I’ll share that recipe later in the week.

I finally used my pumpkin from a couple of weeks ago and made a pumpkin puree that I used in some yummy and moist pumpkin bread. Oh and can’t forget the butternut squash and apple soup. It was ok, I’m going to need to work on it a bit before I share that recipe. I don’t think I used enough squash and it needed a little something else to punch up the flavor a bit.