What's in the Box? December 1, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful—and well-fed—Thanksgiving. My family certainly did. But since we were out of town for the entire week, I now have two weeks worth of CSA share to eat ASAP!

After a moment of panic last night when I realized both of my refrigerators were bursting at the seems, I sat down and made a meal plan. I always feel better with a plan. This week’s plan will require a lot of daily cooking, but if I play it right—by making several dishes now to eat later—I should be enjoying chicken pot pie, chicken noodle soup, and kimchi, long after our share has ended, and without creating any extra work for myself.

In the meantime, we are going to keep eating like every day is Thanksgiving Day!

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Here’s what’s in the box this week:

  • Napa cabbage
  • arugula
  • broccoli, 2 bunches
  • carrots
  • salad turnips
  • kohlrabi
  • cilantro

Here is this week’s meal plan, using two weeks of veggies:

Wednesday Lunch

Slow-Cooker Collard Greens, cornbread

Make now for eating later

Kimchi (Napa cabbage, last week’s Watermelon radishes)

Wednesday Dinner

Clean-out-the-Crisper Coleslaw (Napa cabbage, carrot, salad turnip, kohlrabi, last week’s fennel)

Turnip fries 

Quiche Lorraine (last week’s spinach)

Thursday Lunch

Leftover Coleslaw

Leftover Quiche Lorraine

Thursday Dinner

Roasted chicken with roasted veggies (broccoli, carrots, salad turnips, last week’s Savoy Cabbage)

Make now for eating later

Chicken Pot Pie (using last week’s carrots)

Chicken Noodle Soup (also using last week’s carrots)

Friday Lunch

Bacon and Savoy Cabbage Soup

Friday Dinner

Friday Night Pizza with Arugula

Arugula salad with julienned root veggies (carrot, salad turnip, kohlrabi, watermelon radish)

Saturday Lunch

Leftover Bacon and Cabbage Soup

Left over Arugula Pizza

Saturday Dinner

Eating out

Sunday Lunch

Chicken Noodle Soup

Sunday Dinner

Roasted Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Monday Lunch

Leftover Butternut Squash and Arugula Salad

Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday Dinner

Sweet and Savory Broccoli Salad

Chicken Pot Pie