The “Tell” – Springdell Winter CSA Pickup #5


Hi everyone, Jess here to bring you the 5th CSA Pickup of the Winter season!

This week was a short and sweet one cooking-wise in the Anderson household. My other half was away at a work conference, so we kept the dinners pretty simple.

On Monday, I had a dinner event myself, so the boys opted for mock chicken fingers with a side of bean sprouts, spinach and pumpkin noodles from the Asian market. As you can see, very little effort involved on my part.

Taco Tuesday was a hit! I had no idea the kids would be so into raw shredded bok choy as their greens, but so be it! A jar of summer salsa verde (from the Springdell Canning Swap) really made these tacos. I’m still keeping the tortilla press on my wish list, as homemade tortillas are super yummy.

Speaking of yummy, on Wednesday Nan and I enjoyed Egg Foo Yummy (an omelette with mushroom, onion and bean sprouts). A light beef gravy (made from last night’s pan drippings) was drizzled on the top. This one satisfies any Egg Foo Young cravings while staying on the healthy side. The sprouts really make it!

On Thursday, I had a Buddha Bowl inspired by The Buddhist Chef. My bowl consisted of roasted sweet potato wedges (sprinkled with Herd Nerd SPICE), slow cooked wheat berries, sliced radish, Bok Choy Salad and sprouts. Filling, delicious and a relatively guilt-free sauce. 

The sauce is equal parts peanut butter, maple syrup, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Thursday’s dinner was provided by Westford’s own Feasttivities Catering and their “Cooking for a Cause” event. This month’s event was to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. Thursday was a delicious feel-good day!

The Wheat Berry Burgers were delish! Well, at least I liked them… The kids were afraid of them because of the “red things” (pickled peppers from the CSA in place of the Peppadew Peppers). My kids don’t know what they’re missing. The pickled peppers really made it!

That’s about it on this end! I look forward to seeing you back here shortly for the 6th show of the Winter season (spoiler alert- Echo Farm Pudding is on the way!)


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.

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