Cooking With My Community Share – Week #6

As you may have seen in my post earlier this week, I am currently completely preoccupied with preparations for the Heart of Illinois Fair which is next week. As such, I don’t have much by way of exciting recipes to share with you this week.

I am taking a much needed staycation from my full-time job next week so I am hoping to wow you with the recipes that I prepare.

In the meantime, you know the rating system:

A = good/great recipe, will make again
B = okay recipe, will probably tweak slightly before making again or pass
C = FAIL. Gross recipe or gross vegetable
Best of Show = my favorite recipe from the week

And here is what was in my share –

What I Made:

Vegetable Stir Fry

CSA Ingredients Used: Carrots, Radishes, Snap Peas

This is SO EASY! I cut up the carrots and radishes and then threw them along with the snap peas into a skillet where I had melted some butter. Yum yum. I’m not big on rice so I served this over some quinoa that I had cooked up along with some grilled chicken that Nick had done earlier this week.

This is such a great way to just use up whatever happens to be in the fridge. I don’t think there is a wrong way to do stir fry.

Blackberry Banana Kale Smoothie

CSA Ingredient Used: Kale (from last week’s share)

This was me building on last week’s Blackberry Kale Smoothie which was a little bland. Add in some banana and milk and it is so much more satisfying! Anything to disguise those greens!

I just have to remember Thumper’s wisdom from when I was a child. Eating greens is a special treat…

Raw Snap Peas

Alright, I know this isn’t a recipe. But seriously, snap peas are SO GOOD. I like to just dip them in ranch and snack on them. Nothing wrong with enjoying vegetables in their completely natural state!

Wish me luck at the fair this coming week! I don’t know what to expect but I’m really excited.

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