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Local Box Meal Plan: May 30-June 3

I know lots of people around here complain about the sweltering summer heat, but for the most part, I kind of like it. I’m a native Texan, so I’m sure that has something to do with it, but beyond the heat summer means iced sweet tea, swimming pools, and Local Boxes filled with stuff like peaches, green beans, and tomatoes. It’s just hard to beat all of that.

Peaches – Caskey Orchards 
Leeks – Bar W
Zephyr & Gold Zucchini Squash – Texas Natural 
New Potatoes – Naegelin Farm 
White Onion – Gundermann Acres 
Carrots – Acadian Family Farm
Pickling Cucumbers – Acadian Family Farm
Green Beans – Acadian Family Farm OR Tecolote Farm
Green Tomatoes – Fruitful Hill Farm
Leaf or Romaine Lettuce – Acadian Family Farm

 

Spicy dill refrigerator pickles – This recipe has a handy calculator that’ll help you figure out how to adjust the recipe for the number of cucumbers you get.

Green bean, potato, and leek salad – We probably won’t get four leeks, so use white onions instead.

Summer squash casserole – I like the idea of this casserole, but will use butter instead of margarine and lower the amount by at least half. You rarely need an entire cup of butter in a non-bakery recipe.

Open-face bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomato sandwiches – Oh yes. Just….yes. Use whatever lettuce you get instead of the Bibb.

Skillet pork chop saute with peaches – I like the sweet and savory combo of flavors here. Plus, this recipe is pretty fast – last time I made it, it took about half an hour.

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Local Box Meal Plan: June 7-11

Lots of items this week! We are getting:

Carrots – Ringger
Mango – G&S
Green bell peppers – My Father’s Farm
Blue potatoes -Home Sweet Farm
Basil – Ringger
Peaches -Caskey Orchards
Fennel – Bar W
Cucumber – Acadian
Swiss chard – Acadian
Corn – Acadian
Onions – My Father’s Farm
Green tomatoes – Ringger

So, I am making:

Blue potato honey mustard salad
Grilled steak and peach salad with creamy blue cheese dressing
Green and red tomato and corn soup
Mango-cucumber salad
Pasta with chard, braised fennel, and grape tomatoes

As for the carrots, I’m just going to roast and chill them to toss in salads throughout the week.