How I’m Using My CSA Box {Week of 8.1-8.8}

This week’s box was filled with many of the same things I’ve been finding in my box all summer: corn, tomatoes, lettuce, basil, green beans, summer squash, peaches, plums, and melon. Along with some things I haven’t seen for awhile like: beets, potatoes, and avocados!

I also added on a 20 pound box of peaches! So one of my main goals is figuring out how to use all of them when they ripen all at once! In the past, I’ve ended up freezing a bunch of them for use later in the year and I imagine I’ll do that again, but I also plan to have lots of peach filled goodness for the next couple weeks.

My recent plan has been to do my meal planning for the week after I pick up my CSA box on Wednesday mornings so I can plan my meals around what comes in the box. I like how it’s working for me. So here’s the plan for this week:

Tonight (Wednesday 8/1): Baked Pesto Chicken and Grilled Corn (Using: Corn)
Friday 8/3: Chicken with Rice and Green Beans (Using: Green Beans)
Saturday 8/4: Summertime Peach and Chicken Salad (Using: Lettuce, Peaches)–Recipe can be found here: Fresh: Nourishing Salads for all Seasons.
Sunday 8/5: Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet (Using: Summer Squash)
Monday 8/6: Gingery Chicken with Peaches with Roasted Potatoes (Using: Peaches, Potatoes)

And for the rest of the Bounty:

Avocados: A favorite lunch for my kids is avocado toast so I imagine that’s how the avocados will be used. But I also know I will have some leftover corn, so I might be tempted to make this Grilled Corn Avocado Salad, which will use up some of the basil as well.

Or, we could end up using the leftover corn with the potatoes on Saturday morning to make this Sweet Corn Hash.

Peaches, Plums, Melon: We’ll end up eating most of this fruit throughout the week–my daughter eats fruit like crazy!

20 pound box of Peaches: As I mentioned, I’m sure I will be freezing some of these peaches for using later in the year in smoothies and other dishes, but I also have dreams of making at least a couple of these delicious looking peach recipes:

As always, if you’re looking for more inspiration for using your summer produce, check out my Summer Food board on Pinterest.

Shared at Your Green Resource, Modern Alternative Kitchen, Frugally Sustainable, This Chick Cooks and This Flourishing Life.

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