Last week we finally got our first week of produce from the farm share. I have been dreaming about a CSA for a very long time so I'm still pretty giddy about it. It was something we had to plan ahead for because the up front price feels like a ton but Taylor and I both feel like it truly is an investment in our community specifically and a chance to put our money where our mouth is. That said, it is definitely going to be a challenge to use everything and not let it go to waste. I know that we will be using things we've never purchased before, simply because they felt so foreign. I also realize that working at a school and not having children gives me a lot more flexibility to cook more. I know it's not forever but I'm loving it while we have it. I'm hoping to document our weeks and some of the things we make. Not as a way of being showy but a source of encouragement to pick up that semi-foreign bok choy or the mustard greens and try something new.
Week one included broccoli, mustard greens, kale, chard, mint, and the most beautiful eggs. My very favorite food blog Dishing Up the Dirt is a pretty dang amazing resource because you can browse by vegetable and get ideas based around that single item.
The quiche was absolutely amazing and the spaghetti definitely looked better than it tasted. I haven't used the mint yet and I'm trying to use up the rest of the greens that are semi-wilted at this point. That said, looks like we'll be having a frittata for dinner. That's a wrap on week one!