It’s hard to believe that today is the last Wednesday of August. This summer went by way too fast. But like they say, time flies when you are having fun. And there definitely hasn’t been a shortage of fun around here :)
Speaking of fun, is there anything more fun than a produce party? Organic and local veggies galore. Just can’t get enough of these seasonal fruits and veggies. Last week we had 42 link ups! Reminds me of candles on a cake. Forty-one to celebrate this week’s party and one to grow on :) And it seems like everyone is still up to their ears in tomatoes! Tomato soup, tomato salad, tomato pasta, tomato rice and of course tomato bruschetta. Nice to know that we have a wide variety of recipes to choose from. Keep your delicious dishes coming. This party wouldn’t be the same without you :)
And let’s be honest, there wouldn’t be a party without this veggie swag. So let’s get to the goodies…
I know you can’t see what’s inside, but rumor has it that my watermelon is yellow. I have yet to slice it open to verify but I think I can take my CSA’s word for it. I have been drooling over many of my party goers yellow watermelons all summer. So I am over the moon that I get to enjoy one of my own :)
I was also
a bit too excited to see those sugar snap peas. They are such a sweet little veggie. Makes me want to indulge in a plate of Pork Chops with Sugar Snap Peas in a Mint Julep Glaze. Not totally clean, but not terrible either. Mmmm….I am drooling already!
Another dish I am eager to make is my Halibut with Oranges. It’s super easy and actually, totally clean! It has been a while since I have made it and it is one of Harper’s favorite meals. So looks like those oranges will be swimming in my skillet in no time.
I have already used up a bunch of carrots and some of that lettuce and the tomatoes and apples are next to go. Lots of clean meals to be made for our last week of clean eating. One of the first things I am sure Freddie will enjoy are those fragrant onions. He has been in the mood for a big breakfast and is already planning his victory meal Monday morning. Sausage, eggs with onions and who knows what else might make an appearance. The boy LOVES breakfast. In fact, if left to his own devices, he would eat it for every meal. Yet another reason why having a wife comes in handy ;)
As for me, I am going to do my best to stay on track. Which means I am going to be enjoying that celery for snack, after snack, after snack. With peanut or almond butter of course :) Because I need some excitement in my life!
And finally, it’s nice to see some kale. So many wonderful ideas come to my head when I think of kale. Soup, salad…chips. You know you have been part of your CSA too long when you crave the goodness of kale.
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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