CSA Week 11

Waiting out a summer downpour in the storage container.

T-minus 1 week to Turkey Day! Since we will not be seeing all of your lovely faces next week due to Thanksgiving, we put in extra yummies for this week’s CSA. Enjoy the holiday, give your family a lot of hugs, and eat tons of food! See you all at pickup, Thursday, Nov. 16th, from 3:30-5:30 at Cook Field!

This week’s shares include:

  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Green Onions
  • Arugula
  • Garlic
  • Winter Squash
  • Kale
  • Rutabaga
  • Lettuce

Full shares will have larger portions and will also be able to take any additional goodies at the pickup sight

For any of the below recipes, the list can be found here or follow the links underneath each description for that particular recipehttps://www.pinterest.com/instituteforfood/csa-week-11/

 

Breakfast

Sausage and Kale Spaghetti Squash Frittata

The only suggestion that I have for this recipe is to let the spaghetti squash dry before you make the recipe. The squash has a lot of stored up juices and that can dilute the recipe or make the fritatta lose its shape. Try taking a paper towel and patting the squash dry. Also fun fact, to make the spaghetti squash you can microwave the squash face down resting on the ridge of a bowl with water in it. Let it microwave for 12 minutes and then the spaghetti will strand into the noodles you are hoping for 🙂

https://www.fitmittenkitchen.com/sausage-kale-spaghetti-squash-frittata-whole30/

Pineapple Kale Smoothie

If you want to be really fancy, put the smoothie in a bowl and take some cut bananas, kiwi, and pomegranate seeds on top with a couple walnuts and chia seeds! Smoothie bowls are my new favorite foods.

http://bellastwist.com/5-weight-loss-smoothies/

Lunch

Autumn Arugula Salad

I just had this today for lunch! I skipped out on the avocado because I was too lazy to cut on up haha but you can use all of the greens that you are getting this week in your box for this salad. It is really pretty looking and either your coworkers or the kids at the lunch table will be so jealous!

https://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/10/autumn-arugula-salad/

Dinner

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots and Mashed Rutabaga 

                   

This was my extravagant dinner last week and I am still enjoying every morsel of the leftovers! FYI rutabaga take FOREVER to boil so if you want to even make these for Thanksgiving dinner, make sure you give at least an hour for them to soften. And hold off on putting the potatoes in to boil with them otherwise they will just disintegrate. If you run out of acorn squash, any winter squash will work. I used acorn, butternut, and delicato.

https://cherishedbliss.com/

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/garlic-mashed-rutabagas—potatoes?Login=JoinLogIn

Maple Roasted Beets and Carrots

Snack/Dessert

Brown Sugar Delicato Squash

If you tried the turnip puff and it was successful for you as a dessert I need to talk to you and get pointers because that recipe bewildered me haha but these two recipes should be much more straightforward as desserts. These delicato squash rings are perfect to throw in a ziploc bag and eat in the middle of the day when you are craving something sweet and the vending machine is too daunting to approach. Once again, use any winter squash that you can find. Any will work with this recipe!

https://www.thespruce.com/maple-glazed-delicata-squash-rings-3062194

Oatmeal Butternut Squash Cookies

I am so pumped for these! They look delicious! Let me know what you think of them if you get hte chance to try cooking them!

https://ourlifetastesgood.blogspot.com/2014/09/oatmeal-butternut-squash-cookies.html?m=1#_a5y_p=2499624

That’s all that we have for you all this week but happy start of the holiday season. Now go stuff your faces with food and play lots of backyard football. be with family, build a fire, enjoy the day, and be happy!

Happy and Healthy Eating,

Kristine