What's in the box? August 18, 2015

Once again, I am amazed at what arrived in my box this week. My own vegetable garden has completely shut down, except for a few eggplants and a lot of basil. (Yes! We are eating on average 6-8 eggplants per week. Good thing we love 'em.) Meanwhile, Will keeps surprising with perfect tomatoes, a variety of peppers, and even fresh greens. In Mississippi. In August.

My meal plan, however, does not contain any surprises this week. After trying out dozens of ways to eat eggplant, tomato, peppers and basil over the past few months, we have found our family favorites. And this week, we're just going to stick with those.

Below are my family's top recipe picks for the end of the season. What are yours?

In this week's box:

4 eggplants
5 bell peppers
8 banana peppers
10 Shishito peppers
3 heads of garlic
1 medium tomato
1 bunch of basil
1 bag of arugula
17 mini Roma tomatoes
14 Campari tomatoes

This week's meal plan:

Wednesday
Roasted Eggplant Caponata
Arugula and Tomato Salad
Blistered Shishito Peppers

Thursday
Meatless Eggplant Meatballs
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Garlic bread with Homemade Pesto

Friday
Spanish Tapas Peppers
Garlic Steak

Saturday
Everything-but-the-Kitchen-Sink Salsa
Hamburgers

Sunday
Friday Night Pizza (on Sunday) with Homemade Pesto