In the five years we’ve been Southside CSA members, we’ve frequently planned a fall dinner party in order to share some of our haul and try out some more ambitious dishes to share in our blog post. This year we did have a party, but one of an entirely different sort. Since we welcomed Elias, our seven month old, into our family, our meals need to be fast and ideally sharable with a baby. We still like to entertain, though, so our recipes this week will feature two meals from the beginning of the weak meant to take us through a few days, a few lightning fast meals, baby friendly treats, and some party food from the Halloween bash we threw for Elias’s buddies and their parents.
This week’s share
We pick up bi-weekly, and we have the veggie, orchard, berry, egg, and meat shares. We began the week with several (still fresh!) leftover items from our previous week’s pickup due to some busy schedules, stomach viruses, and time spent out of town with our families. So, some items featured in this week’s meals are from the prior week.
Included in this week’s pickup: Apples, apple cider, red and yellow onions, decorative gourds (‘tis the season), popping corn, Swiss chard, two bunches of spinach, mustard greens, and a head of cabbage.
Beginning of the week meals
We began each of the last two weeks with soups.
Last week, we used up some of our CSA veggies with a corn chowder.
For this chowder we used:
- Olive Oil
- 3 strips of bacon
- 2 onions (CSA)
- 6 cups of chicken stock (we used a stock made from the scraps of a Northwind Farm chicken, veggie scraps, and some CSA lemongrass for kick)
- 4 ears of corn, kernels off the cob, and two ears reserved for the soup
- 3 waxy potatoes (store bought)
- 2 Cups of Cream
- Salt and Pepper
- We cooked the bacon in a bit of olive oil, then took it out of the pan.
- Then, we sautéed up a few small onions
- When those were soft, we added the stock and the corn. We threw in the cobs for extra flavor
- Then we added the potatoes. When everything was cooked through, we added cream and salt and pepper to taste.
This lasted us through three dinners! Continue reading
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