CSA Summer Basket Week 8 and a Fancy Dinner
I love CSA day. I love the volunteer that works at my pick up spot. She is mega-super-awesome-nice and I look forward to chatting with her every week. And, I love just anticipating what goodies will be in the CSA box. I can honestly say that I have had a really good time in my CSA adventure so far. My family likes veggies. We love fruit. And, while we probably would have bought most of the stuff that was in the boxes anyway, I have had a lot of fun finding new recipes, eating fresher food and feeling like the money that I have spent went to the LOCAL economy. I’m lovin’ it!
Don’t you agree? (I’m sure you are all just waiting for Thursday every week and wondering what my next blog post will be. I’m just certain of it! haha) Seriously, though, if you are not on the CSA bandwagon and there is the opportunity to sign up in your future … DO IT. Do it NOW! Really.
So, what did I get? This week’s share included cantaloupe, watermelon, bell peppers, summer squash, ughplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, raspberries (mmmmm), beets (yay!), parsley, and two different kinds of green beans.
The fruit share included mostly pears with a sprinkle of peaches. It was a huge box. Aren’t they pretty?
That is a serious load of food. I joked that last week’s box was super heavy to carry to the car. This week’s was heavier. If this pattern continues, I will have to use a cart to push it out into the parking lot. Geesh! (And, YAY all at the same time.)
I promised some fancy dinner photos as well … the hubby and I were home alone last night. (OMG) The little dude spent the night with Grandma and (I’m sure) played Angry Birds all night long. For us, it was date night! We were actually allowed to enjoy a meal without the constant interruption of a 3 year old. So, we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine:
And, we grilled some flank steak that my sweetie marinated in his secret soy sauce combo. I added the veggies and a pear for fun.
I love grill marks on your food. I don’t know why.
The pears were extra yummy grilled. I think I have a new obsession with grilled fruit. And, I have a serious excess of pears this week. Anyone have some good pear recipes that they would like to share?