Sunday, November 4, 2012

CSA Share Week 21

*Photo courtesy of
Scotch Hill Farm, Broadhead, WI
I LOVE my CSA!  This heart shaped beet picture says it all...

No share delivery this week, so we have begun to use what we have in our freezer.  It was a very slim week, though, as everyone in our family had a cold at some time during the week.  A lot of soup was in order.  This is perfect, because we have a lot!

We used the following from our fully loaded freezer stock: 
Healing Cabbage Soup
Ligurian Fish Stew

We also had a birthday party for our little "princess."  She requested her birthday meals - one with family and the other with friends.  

Party #1: 
Ham Sandwiches
Package of 12 Hawaiian Rolls
3/4 to 1 lb. ham
Swiss cheese
Put the sandwiches in a greased 13x9x2.  Melt one stick of butter with: 
1 Tbsp minced onion
1 Tbsp poppy sees
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp mustard

Pan-fried Sweet Potatoes
This is only the basement freezer, the other is packed as well!
Dice potatoes and fry in pan with olive oil until crisp.  We add salt and seasonings (sometimes clove, sometimes tarragon or an Italian spice mix).

Baked Kale Chips
1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food. * Recipe from Melissa d'Arabian at

Party #2: 
Brown Butter Sage Pasta and Sage Chips
Cook pasta according to directions. Brown butter in a frying pan.  Add whole sage leaves.  Cook until stiff, remove leaves.  Once pasta is cooked add to browned butter and crumble a few sage leaves over top.  Eat the rest on the side.  Our kids think these are the best treat!

Hot Dogs
Pan-cooked turkey dogs.

And my favorite new photo from friends in Italia:
LOVE the Italian way!
As long as they can share good food and drink with friends,
nothing else really matters :)

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