Local Box Meal Plan: Aug. 23-27

This week, we are getting:

Green Bell Peppers – My Father’s Farm
Butternut Squash – Massey
Limes or Lemons – G&S
Basil or Chives – Various
Italian Cucumbers – Tecolote
Eggplant – Animal Farm
Gala Apples – Bat Creek
Arugula or Lettuce – Bluebonnet
Okra – Tecolote
Sprouts or Peas

So I’m making:

Creamy butternut squash and apple soup

Eggplant-pepper tomato sauce – Will serve over grilled chicken and pasta. Use chives here if you don’t get basil – it’ll taste fine.

Okra sauteed with peas and lemon or lime juice – I did this tonight with black-eyed peas and it was great. Either lemon or lime juice would work here.

Citrus-grilled shrimp over greens – I like this recipe because you can make a lot of substitutions depending on what you get. Add sprouts if you get them, and use lemon juice instead of lime juice if that’s what you have. Basil or chives would work, too. The cucumbers would be good here, and any extras you have can go in lunch salads for the week.

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