Happy 4th of July! Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday. We just got back from watching the fireworks. What a sight! It’s amazing what they can do nowadays. So many beautiful colors and shapes. I love the ones that sparkle. It reminds me of fairy dust. Harper was really into the fireworks too! She kept saying “whoa”, and “pretty”. She was slightly startled by the loud noises but for the most part was pointing and clapping.
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with our weekly CSA link party. Last week we had 51 participants, which seems to be appropriate for the holiday since our flag has 50 stars…and then one for good luck :) I am blown away by all of the creative ways to use zucchini! We had Stuffed Zucchini, Spaghetti with Zucchini Ribbons, Avocado Zucchini Bread and more! Such a versatile veggie…I mean, fruit! Keep the recipes coming :) This party gets more and more fun every week! Thank you for continuing to link up and share all of your wonderful ideas.
And now onto my holiday in a box :)
Everything you need for a backyard bbq…minus the meat :) Let’s start with the corn, a household favorite. Fresh, summer sweet corn is the best. We love throwing it on the grill…crunchy and delicious. We have plans to cook them up tomorrow as a side dish for our Turkey Burgers (a special request from Freddie). Those eight-ball zucchini squashes will work great in the recipe. And for what is left over, as you can see from up above, I have more than enough recipes to choose from :) I’m thinking about serving the burgers “protein style”. Wrapping them up in that crispy romaine lettuce will work perfectly!
The peaches might cause a problem this week. Freddie is begging me to make a peach cobbler but I can’t bear to part with them. They are my most favorite afternoon snack. So juicy and sweet. I’ll look around and see if any recipe tickles my fancy…otherwise, the cobbler might have to wait.
I’m excited about that orange honeydew melon. It’s a cross between a Cantaloupe and a honeydew. Talk about refreshing! I love chopping up my melon and storing it in the fridge for a quick snack. Although, I have been known to eat the entire thing in one snacking session. With melon this delicious, it’s hard not to. Cucumbers also make for a great summer snack. I love to dip them in hummus or a batch of my spinach dip.
Don’t mean to be on turkey overload, but when I saw the spinach, all I could think about were these meatballs. They are super delicious, filling and are great served with a side of quinoa. I love how they are a practically no fuss recipe. And I can use those lovely purple onions and fresh garlic too.
Now it’s the time you have all been waiting for. The announcement for the giveaway winner. Drum roll please…Congratulations to Sarah from Running at Disney. I will be in touch with you for more information soon so Conscious Box can get your goodies sent to you right away. Thank you to the rest of the participants. You are all awesome and I wish everyone could be a winner. Hope to offer more giveaways in the near future, so stay tuned!
Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to use the fruits and veggies shown? Any special recipe, tips or tricks you’d like to share? Looking forward to reading your responses :)
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