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Today’s CSA included Mario turnips! Hahaha! What better to do than to reenact some classic veggie-throwing Mario goodness?
Also included were:
– String Beans
– Multi Grain Bread
We’re heading to Costco right now to pick up some protein to go with all this veggie goodness. We’re going to pick up some frozen fruit, too, and start having smoothies in the morning.
I’m thinking of sending messages to my sister and her hubby to get a good recipe for borscht, and I might get a little daring and put cheese over the broccoli…
If you have ideas on how to eat these great veggies, leave your thoughts in the comments below!
I’m starting to wonder if maaaybe the CSA wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. I guess when I pictured farm fresh vegetables every week, I had hoped for vegetables that I usually actually eat and enjoy. Bell peppers, carrots, potatoes, even parsnips, cucumber, and celery would be cool! But what have I been getting? Turnips. Kohlrabi. Napa cabbage. I’m all for adventure, but when I get stuck on how to use an item, it gets abused and discarded. I really hate wasting the food :(
Tonight’s CSA box includes:
– Brats from Von Hansen
– String Beans
– (unidentified root vegetables)
– (Unidentified leafy green)
– Purple Kohlrabi
We still have from the LAST CSA:
– Napa cabbage
Plus, from our standard groceries we have bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, and celery.
This is decidedly a first world problem. I’m not complaining by any means–I’m thankful for the abundance–but I’m also worried about how to best make use of it.
Last night me and Jeff blanched 3/4 of the broccoli, and 3/4 of the string beans, and froze them. We’re giving the beets, some broccoli, and some peas to my parents. I’m hoping my sister wants one of the kohkrabi…
The CSA is going to last at least another month, if not longer, so I’m going to use this as an opportunity to expand my veggie horizons and eat a lot more veggies… Even if I *do* have to Google them first :-P
I think dinner tonight will be the brats and a cole slaw of kohlrabi, Napa cabbage, and carrots. I can bring it to my brother’s house to share tomorrow afternoon for lunch ^_^
Chef salad for dinner!
I’ll make another pie!
Broccoli cheddar soup!
Uh… Other stuff!!
Okay, WordPress readers… What would you do? Leave your ideas in the comments below.
This morning, the hubs and me were catching up on our various interests when he passed his phone to me. “Here, this is you.”
Did I ever mention my previous blog was called “Hidden Depths”?
I’m reading The Martian in my spare time, and it inspires me to say that I’ve reached ‘critical mass.’ I’m officially at a point in my pregnancy that:
1. I’ve knocked stuff over because I misjudged the space I take up
2. My baby bump has surpassed my boobs :-P
3. If I stand up straight, I can’t see my feet…but I can confirm their presence if I just lean a bit ;)
Baby Girl is doing well, from what I can tell, and we’re starting in on the time where I’ll get a checkup every two weeks for a little while.
In other health and fitness news, today’s adventure is a mixed bag. I have The Blerch back on my desk reminding me to make healthy choices. To that end, I’m back to using my standing station. It’s great, but I need to get used to it again.
I’m in good company, though. I relocated in the office to a row where 3 other people are also using standing stations, so I’m inspired to use it more.
Lunch isn’t perfect, but it’s delicious and has way more vegetables, both in the salad and the egg rolls, than I would’ve had if I had gotten my usual turkey burger and fries. I’ll count it as a win.
In terms of non-physical health, I’m concerned about the widespread computer glitches this morning, but this blog isn’t the pace to get into it.
Woosah, and carry on.