Veggie Delight

Every other Friday, a little green box greets me on our back porch.  It’s always a little exciting, because you never know exactly what will be inside.  Granted, you have some idea.  There will probably be vegetables.  There will probably also be fruit.  No doubt, this time of year, there will be oranges, pears, romaine, potatoes, and a slew of other things.  Last week, this was our box:

For the record, there are:  oranges, pears, bananas, apples, sweet potatoes, leeks, red potatoes, cabbage, romaine, parsnips, onion, and some other stuff I’m forgetting right now.  The really nice thing about the service we subscribe to is that everything is organic and they try to get all their produce from as locally as possible (although some things will come from the furthest point away: FL- like oranges).

I love to plan our meals around this box.  It’s an exercise in creativity sometimes.  But, for example, this week I planned out this menu for our dinners (and the produce is uses up).  Mondays we’ve been getting this food service just to try it out but that’s not going to last long because we have not been wowed by it.  Fridays are usually a leftover day.

Tuesday:

Tofu & Leek stir-fry (leeks, onion, scallions)

Wednesday:

Galumpkis (cabbage, onions)

Thursday:

Crock Pot Pot Roast (potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions)

Not to mention, most of the fruit gets eaten in lunches and for breakfast.  We’ve already plowed through most of the apples and bananas and are making a dent in the oranges and pears.  We’ve been trying more fruit based desserts.  For example, on our picnic on Saturday, I made a fruit salad with apples, bananas, and pears.  I mixed it with greek yogurt, marscapone, fresh lemon juice, and vanilla.  So good!  And, full of protein!

This is one of those small things that makes me happy.  There is a certain satisfaction when it’s the Thursday before a new box and we’ve managed to get through most of the produce.  🙂  Now that it’s spring, I’m curious, are there any “small things” that are making you happy?

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