So how did we do going through our week 1 veg-box? Last weekend we spent Phoebe’s naptime cooking. On Saturday we made Two Bean Soup with Ham, and Cabbage Roll Casserole. On Sunday we made R&R Pudding and Persimmon Cookies. Other meals we had were Salad and baked sweet potato, Baked Sweet potatoes, salad and steak, and a steak-ceasar salad. We also steamed carrots to go along side the casserole mentioned above, and ate the R&R pudding on the side of the casserole. All four of these recipes were hits! Phoebe loves the cabbage roll casserole and R&R pudding! We did not go through all of our soup or casserole, but came close by week’s end. If we’d not eaten out so much for lunch this week, we would have gone through all that we prepared. The soup was probably the least liked, though I did like the collard greens in it more than I thought I would. I think in the future we will use thicker chunks of ham than the recipe calls for, and maybe less greens. After having them in the soup and liking them that way, I think we’re also willing to try the greens cooked by themselves as a side dish as well.
At the end of the week we have used up all of our cabbage, carrots, lettuce, grape tomatoes, and sweet potatoes. We have about half of our rutabagas, persimmons, and collard greens. We didn’t touch the broccoli or grapefruit.
Yesterday we received our new box. It came with probably twice as much broccoli as last week, zucchini, pole beans (which are apparently green beans), 3 bags of new potatoes (we opted to get more potatoes in place of turnip greens this week), carrots, celery, one humongous mushroom (what do we do with this???), lettuce, some tangerines, and two more grapefruit. Fortunately we don’t get another delivery for about a month due to the holidays. This will be more than enough time to go through all of these veggies. However, once the deliveries start back, they will be coming in weekly again and we’ll have to continue to strive to use what we’ve got each week and actually eat it. I don’t think we’re too far off from hitting that mark, however. I’m confident that we can manage to do just that. I’ll continue to update our progress as we go.
Now, send us your best broccoli recipes! 😉 We like it cooked and raw, but not in the quantities we’ve acquired the past couple of weeks!