What I Made – Week 13

The sauce for this Thai style tofu fried rice was lighter than some stir fries, but still gave a good balance of salty and sweet.
The biggest part of the basket the past few weeks has been the dreaded summer squashes. This squash crust pizza almost makes you forget it’s there! You have to keep the crush dry and thin, but reminds me of a cauliflower crust.
Perfect for a hot summer day, this corn salad with shrimp (instead of crab) comes together quickly and with minimal ingredients, but packs a lot of flavor.
Orzo and squash is a mid summer go-to in our house. Ricotta and basil keep this dish light and makes plenty of leftovers!
With a rare rainy and cooler day, we fired up the oven for some Moroccan-spiced roast chicken with carrots. The warm spices are perfect matches for the sweet carrots.

I forgot a picture of my cheddar squash bread, which collapsed in the center like a cheese soufflé but was excellent warm!

What I’ve Planned – Week 13

A true summer basket this week! I couldn’t be more excited about corn (all 8 ears!), but won’t say the same for all this squash! Let’s see how many recipes I can hide it in this week.

We’ll eat all our fruit as snacks. I may have to make some additional squash breads to use up everything we got this week!

What I’ve Planned – Week 15

I’ve got an ambitious plan to make up for lost time with my menu this week, including trying to use veggies that have been languishing in the crisper for several weeks now. (Looking at you, cabbage!)

Some old favorites:

And some new ideas:

  • Plum cake (I’ll probably freeze this for later)

I’m also going to see if the cayennes ripen to red on the counter, then dehydrate and crush them to make homemade red pepper flakes!

What I Got – Week 14 2019

Back row from left: Yellow Tomatoes, Centercut Squash, Yellow Peaches, Plums, Green Okra

Front from left: Slicing Cucumbers, Red Radishes, Red Grape Tomatoes, Green Leaf Lettuce, Little Sweetie Cantaloupe, Escamillo Peppers

(True story, when I was lifting my basket out of the shopping cart while leaving the store after my pick up this week, a peach fell out of my basket, bounced down a stair, and rolled down the sidewalk, stopping just short of 6 lanes of traffic. You definitely know I walked down there, dusted it off, and took it on home with me. I washed it, peeled it, cut out the bruised part and I plan to eat it over cottage cheese for breakfast tomorrow! No peach left behind! 🙈)