What I’ve Planned – Week 11

I try to make a mix of quick, small meals we will finish in one sitting and larger meals that make plenty of leftovers and space them throughout the week. Salad on repeat gets old fast. The ingredients this week help me mix and match flavors for many different styles and tastes. Here’s what I have planned.

The peaches we got are pretty hard and will take a while to ripen. I also see a cucumber a day as snack in my future!

What I Made: Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

Along with the fajitas, I decided to make a homemade salsa.  I have made a homemade pico de gallo before, which I find fresher and tastier than any canned salsa, but with the abundance of corn in my baskets these past few weeks, I thought I’d try a corn salsa. There is lots of corn at local farmers’ markets right now, or you could always use canned for a taste of summer all year long!

 

The corn silks are removed, then the husks and folded back around the ears. The re-wrapped corn goes into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 to roast. After the kernels are sliced off, they’re combined with diced red pepper, diced onion, some diced Hungarian hot wax pepper, cilantro and cumin. To add a little protein, I also added black beans, but you could leave them out or substitute your preferred bean.

CornSalsa
This recipe would also make a great dipping salsa on it’s own. Just get thick chips to stand up to the substantial ingredients.

 

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What I Got: Week 9

Week9
Cantaloupe, Charentais French melon, red onion, Malabar spinach, Hungarian hot wax peppers (5)
Green zucchini (5), peaches (5), red tomatoes (3), Early Gold apples (3), yellow wax beans (2 pounds), grape tomatoes (1 pint)

This week may be a bit light on recipes, since there’s a lot in this basket I can eat plain or in a simple preparation, no recipe needed.