Firstly, I’d like to document that I’m sad that I no longer have enough daylight when I get home from picking up my CSA shipment to take a good picture of the veggies. *sigh* I’m kind of excited for Autumn (colours, and mittens, and cider!) but at the same time, all this rain and cold? I’m not ready for summer to be over just yet.
This week — no beets! No chard! Instead, we got Kale. I am intimidated, but plan to get it out of the way cook and enjoy it on Sunday. We’ll see how it goes.
The rest of the shipment? More cherry/grape tomatoes — I had the choice of some purple ones, but liked the yellowy-orange ones so much (so sweet!) I stuck with them again, some bigger red tomatoes, oldschool yellow zucchini, an eight-ball squash (the round squash mentioned last week), cucumber, lettuce and mint (spearmint from the smell). The Boy’s pronouncement was “Colourful”. I think it’s apt.
Now, about the mint. Once again, I’m excited to have a happy bunch of fresh herb that I know what to do with, but I find myself torn. I do have kefta planned for the weekend, which would use up the mint very nicely. …But just think — those delicious minty leaves could also be used for homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream! (For quite a long time, my very favourite flavour.) What’s that? I just made ginger ice cream last night, and isn’t 5 types of ice cream enough for one freezer? I suppose. Indecision reigns.
On the subject of my beloved ice cream maker, though, I feel the need to share the warning sticker on the metal cooling bucket. I look at this sticker and giggle every time I wipe the bucket dry.
Have ever you seen a bucket with such an expressive face? The teeth! It’s quite ridiculous. I love it.
Anyway, onto the meal intentions for the week.
Lettuce-arugula salad (I still had some left), rösti with creton in, chicken fingers.
Kefta, tabouleh, pita, sundry veggies.
Haddock and kale over rice.
Beef con queso with tomato salad.
Dumplings (over lettuce?) with summer squash stir-fry. (The stir-fry may well turn into a confit, depending on how mushy things get.)
In the interest of making room in my freezer, I’m also thinking of implementing a mandatory ice cream course as well. What do you think?