This was the first week using my CSA farm box from Beckett Farms, LLC in Glastonbury, CT. I’m so excited to be participating in a local CSA. I’ll admit, I was a little overwhelmed picking up my box on Monday and not knowing what to expect. I usually do my meal planning/shopping on Sundays, so having to wait until Monday to plan and Tuesday to shop threw me off a little. However, it was well worth the wait! I planned all my meals based on what was in box.
Week one contained – sage, sorrel, kale, radish, broccoli rabe, and asparagus. I have never heard of sorrel before and had to do some research on what to make. Click here to see everything I made using ingredients from week one of the farm box. Overall, I’m VERY satisfied and can’t wait to see what surprises I’ll get from week two!
Monday – Pappardelle pasta with a brown butter and sage sauce. I knew I was going to get sage before I picked up the box, so I planned for this easy meal for Monday. The brown butter sauce is as simple as they come. And I love the wide noodle of pappardella!
Tuesday – Chicken sausage and kale served over quinoa. This is a one pot meal! YAY! (If you couldn’t tell by now, I LOVE one pot meals) You cook the chicken sausage and kale together, then add quinoa and chicken broth. It reminded me a little of cooking risotto, adding quinoa to the broth and letting it simmer. It tasted delicious!
Wednesday – Pork burgers with apple and sage with a side of prosciutto wrapped asparagus. I have never made pork burgers before, but these were unbelievable! Sage is quickly becoming one of my new favorite herbs! It adds an earthy fragrance that pairs very well with the pork and apple.
Thursday – Broccoli rabe, red pepper, prosciuitto stromboli. I roasted the peppers first, then cooked the broccoli rabe before assembling the stromboli and cooking it for one hour. The prep work was a bit longer than I anticipated, but well worth the wait. No sauce needed for this tasty stromboli.
Friday -BBQ chicken with radish and cucumber salad, sage/cheddar biscuits and buttermilk mac and cheese. This dinner screams summer! My husband and I really enjoy cooking together and this meal was as fun as they come! It was the perfect end to a long work week!