How I’m Using My CSA Box {Week of 7.18-7.25}

I’m loving the summer produce that I’m getting in my Abundant Harvest Organics CSA box each week. This is my favorite time of year to be a part of a CSA. This week my box was filled with corn, lettuce, radishes, green beans, tomatoes, basil, zucchini, bell pepper, cantelope, nectarines, and pluots.

Basil and Corn: The first thing I did was make some pesto with the basil. I’m marinating  chicken in some of the pesto and tonight we’ll grill that along with the corn. So dinner tonight is pasta with pesto and grilled chicken and grilled corn on the cob on the side.

Green Beans-I’ll use the green beans to make Chicken and Rice with Green Beans (similar to this recipe). I just can’t get enough of this dish!

Lettuce and Tomatoes-We’ll enjoy these in a salad sometime this week.

Zucchini-I’m thinking about making this Spicy Zucchini Frittata, and maybe adding in some of the green bell pepper.

Bell Pepper-We  have been making herbed eggs with cream cheese (similar to this recipe,) and hash browns for a special breakfast treat on the weekends and we love adding diced bell pepper to our hash browns.

Radishes-This is where I’m at a loss…I’ve never been a fan of radishes, but I want to give them a try. Any ideas for me? Maybe I’ll try roasting them?

Cantelope, Nectarines and Pluots-We will most likely just enjoy all these delicious fruits as snacks throughout the day. I never got to make the Plum Upside-Down Cake with the pluots last week because they disappeared too fast!

But I did make these delicious Peach Raspberry Crisps in Mason Jars with the peaches. So if you have some fresh summer peaches on hand, I definitely recommend these.

How are you enjoying all this amazing summer produce?

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Comments

  1. I made basil pesto yesterday too! Basil is the very essence of summer. I’m going to make your plum upside-down cake today or tomorrow with the last of my plums, but those mason jar peach crisps look so great!

    You’ve made me so hungry with this post! I’m going to go out and tell my tomatoes and bell peppers to hurry up and ripen already! :)

    • krissajeldy says:

      The peach crisps really were delicious. I brought them to girl's night and every jar was licked clean. :) Plus, they're easy to make and cute too! I hope you like the plum upside-down cake!

  2. I just found your blog on a long long day of research and study. I must say, I'm in love with the ideas/knowledge and with the two babies in the photos! :)
    I love finding like-minded moms. Kind of exciting. And I found some answers to help me and mine today on your blog. So thank you from the bottom of my mama-heart (which is bottomless as it turns out!) :)

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