You can tell from the colors in this week’s CSA that “Winter is Coming.”
1 bu Broccoli Raab (mostly leaves, some small florets)
1 head lettuce
1 head tatsoi
1 bu Kale
.25 lb Green beans
1 Butternut squash
.10 lb (loose) cilantro
.25 lb Mesclun lettuce
1 bu Sweet salad turnips
Fruit share: apples and pears!
Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs
Flower share: zinnias, celosia, cosmos, etc.
And what did I get!?! The coolest flowers ever. One lonely bouquet that no one wanted. No one but ME. A nice lady told me they are known as Green Lanterns. Which is way more appropriate than what I was calling them…Unshaven Ball Flowers. Which is made even funnier by the fact that they are in the milkweed family, so when I trim their ends, thick white liquid comes out.
I could not take enough pictures of these babies!
These now rival cockscomb as my favorite flower!
As I am crazed this week, but I need to get some comfort food in me before I head out to Asia for a couple weeks, I soaked 4 chicken breasts in super spicy salsa/hot sauce (everything works well here) and tossed them in the slow cooker this morning before I left for work, I threw a cut up butternut squash on top, added 2 cups of water and 2 TB of bacon fat, and set it on low for 8 hours. And then I totally forgot about it.
I was coming up my elevator after running around and working all day and started smelling something awesome. I wondered what my neighbors were making and if they might invite me over for dinner. Then I walked in to my apartment and realized it wasn’t the neighbors. IT WAS MYYY HOUSE! SCORE! (Also, I should sleep more.)
As I am not grocery shopping in prep for my trip, I didn’t have cotija cheese, which I would have preferred. But queso fresco totally works. Add to that some CSA cilantro that I haphazardly ripped apart with my hungry fingers and the jalapeños I pickled last week, and put on a yummy spinach wrap! Then I used a fork to shred the chicken in the cooker, grabbed a slotted spoon and poured some chicken and squash goodness on top.
And, that’s a wrap.
Its also lunch for tomorrow! (And to share with my lovely co-designers, who are bringing a veggie side! perfection!)