Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's in the box? Version 1.0

Yay! It's Wednesday morning and that means that we received our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box last night. It's kind of like waiting to see what Santa will bring. All week, Casey and I rack our brains trying to guess what'll be in our box on Tuesday. This year we sprung for the all organic box so I didn't have to worry about scrubbing pesticides off Bea's berries and spinach.

Of course this month we have the added bonus of The Dollar Diet, so whatever we get; we're eating. Regardless of our preferred tastes. I like to think of it as an Iron Chef-like challenge, with continually rotating "secret ingredients".

This "eat what you're given" attitude does not apply for Beatrice Kate, who for the past week, has decided she would not like to eat anything but cantaloupe and Cheddar Bunnies. But that's another post for another day.

So enough small talk, what did we get this week?
This week we received:
  • 2 Covington Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Starburst Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 bag of "specialty lettuce" (Field Greens)
  • 1 lb. of strawberries
  • 1 large bunch of kale
Remember how I said that because we're on a limited budget this month, we're eating everything? Yep, well that's where I have to suck it up and eat the kale. I hate kale. Like, a lot. I think it tastes like dirt. Luckily, the Co-Op group included a list of recipes for the kale that might make it at least palatable. 

We didn't have this problem with the strawberries... they're nearly half gone already and we haven't had them in the house for 24 hours. Next week, we may have to institute rations.

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