Monday, December 26, 2011
2011: Winter CSA Box 3
Even though I was a little tired the night I picked up this box, its contents clearly were not going to wait for me to feel like dealing with them. So onward I forged.
I washed the dill and put it to soak and revive. Topped the turnips and leeks, cleaned up the onions, seeded and peeled and chunked the banana squash. Realized I had some beets left from an earlier box, and so dinner began to take shape ... CSA Box Emergency Borscht.
A big chopping session ensued, and most of the onions and turnips and all of the dill and leeks went into a pot with a pound of Baron Farms pastured pork sausage, some cabbage, and some chicken broth. And you know what? By the time the soup was simmering nicely, I felt re-energized!
The cubed squash went into the fridge for another day, when I tossed it in coconut/sesame oil, coated it with Rogan Josh seasoning, and roasted it. Divine!
Sometimes the CSA boxes seem like a lot of work. But we enjoyed the soup for several days, and the roasted squash was delicious. Totally worth the effort!