Living with a CSA

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This past week was an unusual one.  I typically am very organized in the grocery shopping/menu planning department, but since we are moving in a few weeks, and we have grains and other things to use up, plus an extra CSA box that came this week, I decided to just get a few essentials, like milk, eggs and fruit.  That is really pretty much it.  I think I spent $8 at the store this week.

This meant I got to be extra creative figuring out what to make.  And it worked out pretty well! Higher stress than having a list, so I will be back to a concrete menu next week.  I guess it was nice to see how winging it went. I don't think I would do well doing that every week...

To use up:
Carrots (SO many carrots!)
Sweet Potatoes

This Week's Menu:
Roasted Carrot Tart - This one is spectacularly good and I will be posting it soon.  I could eat this everyday for several weeks, I think!  So yummy.
Potato and Swiss Chard Pizza (similar to this pizza recipe)
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Peanut Butter Hoisin Stir Fry
Carrot Soup
Mini Beet and Parmesan Tarts - I might post these later these in a few weeks.  They were delicious and even great the next day!
Italian White Bean Soup - This one was a wild card when I was grasping at straws for one more dinner this week, and it was surprisingly great.  I served it with a very similar variation on these tasty nutmeg muffins

In other cooking this week:
These Chocolate Chip cookies from Janssen's Blog (I never use shortening, so I use all butter and they turn out beautifully!)
This amazing French Bread
I adapted these cornmeal cookies... They were a medium success.  Not great, but not terrible.


  1. Italian White Bean Soup has been in our house for awhile and I love it! Especially with a nice thick slice of bread! Good luck on your move!

  2. We also have tons of carrots this week so this is super helpful! Can I ask, how did you get the share buttons on the top left corner of your page? I've tried a few different add-buttons widgets but none look like those. Thanks!


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