I love waking up on Friday mornings to the shrill buzz of our apartment door. Not because I love flying out of bed at 6am because I think there is a fire, but because it means the CSA box has arrived.
It’s Christmas every two weeks.
The arrival of the CSA box also means that I need to get my thinking cap on. I love fruits and vegetables, but Jonathan and I noshing through a plain head of lettuce every week just isn’t happening.
This week’s box is looking a little green:
The bounty:3 plums 1 head of lettuce 2 zucchini 2 green bell peppers 2 tomatoes 1 bunch green beans 1 muskmelon (aka funny cantaloupe) 1 bunch green grapes
I pay $25 to get this. It’s all organic and local and sustainable. It’s more than the grocery stores, but I stand by my decision to buy this every other week.
My “filler” items that I get at Trader Joe’s in between CSA weeks are: onions, bananas, berries, avocados, and pre-made salads. Those are things we (we meaning me) eat on a daily basis. Jonathan eats them if I sneak them in.
So, back to my thinking cap… I might have used up my creative juices on the last bounty. This green box has me stumped.
Do you have any recipe ideas for these bad larrys?
What are your repeat offenders for fruits and veggies?