Above is one perhaps odd, but tasty meal we ate this week. The rolls, jam, cabbage, potatoes, cauliflower, onions + eggs all came in our CSA box. We've received surprises as varied as honey, herbs, vegetable broth, cornmeal, popcorn, zucchini bread + pickled beets along with all those beautiful, local fruits + vegetables. There have also been a few vegetables that I don't usually purchase...like celeriac, green tomatoes, stinging nettles + patty pan squash...which are interesting to incorporate into our meals.
I've learned that I need to not only wash all of the vegetables, but also chop them as soon as we get home (because I need to find all of the critters before they do their thing in the broccoli...it's gross...and disappointing). It takes a while up front, but is pretty great day by day. (Plus I almost have one of those instagram-able fridges.) :)
Along with vegetables + fruit from the box...the staples we buy from the grocery store include avocados, rice, pasta, bread, chickpeas, beans, granola, nuts, peanut butter, olive oil, spices, cheese, milk, + butter. (There are others, but these are the basics.) This week's grocery bill came in much lower than usual! Yippee!
I'm enjoying this way of eating...local...in-season...use what we have. Meal planning is a little out of whack + I'm having to improvise + make my menus after the food is already in my possession...but it's a nice switch.