CSA week 1

Yesterday was our first Sandy Spring CSA pickup of the year – we’ve got 24 more before we’re done, running through October 22nd. I don’t know that I’ll stick with doing this every week (Historical Record Magic 8-Ball sez: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA”), but here’s what we got and what I’m planning on doing with it:

First, what was in the box, in no particular order:

  • 1 bunch baby scarlet turnips
  • 1 bunch red radishes
  • 2 bunches collard greens
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 2 heads of lettuce (1 “butterhead”, 1 “green leaf”)
  • 1 bunch purple mizuna
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 bunch of carrots

(There was another big head of bok choy in the box, but I swapped that for a second bunch of collard greens out of the Swap Box.)

Here’s my menu list for the next week, which manages to use everything except the greens from the carrots, radishes, and turnips (and even those will probably migrate into a salad mix at some point…)

  • Wednesday: lettuce salad with mushrooms, radishes, cherry tomatoes, grilled chicken, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Thursday: collard green stew with chorizo and garlic
  • Friday: hamburgers, roasted turnip fries with Parmesan
  • Saturday: carnitas tacos con guacamole y pico de gallo (requested by @MrsGenehack for Mother’s Day…)
  • Sunday: bok choy / mizuna / tofu stir fry + cooking down chicken stock (this is where the carrots are headed)
  • Monday: lettuce salad with mushrooms, radishes, grilled steak, and balsamic vinaigrette (and maybe some additional greens)
  • Tuesday: mexi-melt chicken surprise

(Wikipedia has a nice CSA article if you’re all “WAT.”)