The latest CSA bounty!!
Yukon Gold potatoes, Cipollini onions, Stocky Red roasting peppers, Red Leaf lettuce, and cilantro! I see another giant salad in our near future, as well as a giant roasting pan full of potatoes, onions, and peppers. I used to think I didn’t like onions, and then I had the roasted!!
Picked up some stuff at the grocery as well:
How cute are those little baby peppers?!! Thinking about using those to spice up some tuna salad for lunches this week. I told Royce (the very nice guy that works at the store) about my tuna plans and he’d never done jalapeno with tuna before. Have you? I did it for the first time a few months ago and it worked really well, we were both wondering why we hadn’t actually thought of it before.
Even though it’s 90 degrees this weekend, it’s supposed to be back to mid-60s during the week so I’m very excited to thaw that Split Pea Soup and eat it with the Roman Candle rye bread for a quick and easy dinner or two. BRING ON FALL!! (aka soup season)
Grabbed some apples for snackin’, and smokey blue cheese from Rogue Creamery for saladin’. Not really a word, I know, but let’s go with it.
Deck Family Farm in Junction City is a Regional Producer Member of Our Table and I’m excited to try their country pork sausage and uncured natural BACON!! I’m thinking the bacon and cheese will make a good BLT salad, right? Mr. Won’t Run grabbed the cheese out of the fridge when he got home to put together a snack but I wouldn’t let him eat it – I was really just afraid he wouldn’t leave me any, haha! We’re serious about cheese around here.
We’ll also be snacking on some Oregon Brineworks pickles! We got a couple of jars a month or so ago and then they got pushed to the back of the fridge so it was like Christmas when I rediscovered them. We’re also serious about all things pickled around here!
Mr. Won’t Run had a busy week last week so not all my dinner ideas ended up happening but I did do a couple of simple tasty things. I know it’s not very exciting, but we seriously love basic roasted veggies so we added some fried eggs to roasted potatoes and onions. That is never a wrong meal choice! Don’t judge my fried eggs too hard, I’m working on it.
How do you like your eggs? He likes them runny, but I think that tastes like liquid chicken. When I thought his were done, I asked him to come check on them and he said “why, what’s wrong with them” and I said “um, ya know, I cooked them” haha!
The nights he wasn’t home for dinner and I wanted something quick, I pulled out the spiralizer and noodled the sweet potato, cooked it up with some OTC meat sauce, added some meatballs, and called it good.
It probably doesn’t look like much, but I really do like that dish, and it’s a huge step up from all the fast food (taco bell) we’ve been eating lately. Especially if Mr. Won’t Run is gone, I normally don’t want to bother cooking just for myself, but I’m working on realizing that I’m worth the effort!
What should I do with that country pork sausage? We still have some eggs… maybe something like these on-the-go sausage egg cups to grab on our way out the door in the morning? What would you make?
Oh, and how cute is this?! Welcome to the co-op family Baby Kemp!!
Are you part of a CSA in your area? Tell me what you’re doing with your share this week!
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