The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #19


Really chilly and windy out at pickup time today.  Share box #19 is here and still full of beautiful produce.  The Springdell summer shares aren’t stopping yet!  Take a look at this week’s goods:

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  • 2 boxes of cranberries
  • 8 acorn squash
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 10 potatoes
  • 3 heads of broccoli
  • 1 dumpling squash

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  • 5 acorn squash
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • 10 potatoes
  • 1 green cabbage
  • 1 bag of spinach

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  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 red cabbage

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  • 10 apples

You may have noticed there is no flower share this week.  The cooler weather is upon us, we have even had our first frost already!  It was a pretty flower share this season.  Thanks Springdell!

Here is a great recipe that uses a bunch of fall veggies, as well as the last of my Springdell chicken.  It is a Chicken and Leek Casserole, hope you enjoy!

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I stated by cleaning and slicing 1 leek, the white and light green parts only, the dark greens were kept for broth.  Get that going in a pan with about 3 Tablespoons of thyme butter….I’m so glad I made that herb butter earlier in the season!

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Cook over medium heat until the leeks have softened.

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Add 1/8 cup of flour and cook that for another two full minutes.

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Add 1 cup of milk and 1/2 a cup of cream to this and cook it until it thickens.

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When it starts to thicken, season it with salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg.  Take it off of the heat and set aside.

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Spray an 8×8 baking dish and put half of the sauce in the bottom.

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Thinly slice 1 pound of potato, using a mandolin if you have one.  Spread about 1/2 of the potato onto the sauce.

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Add 1/2 cup of cheese, I used a sharp cheddar.

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1 1/2 cups of chicken

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The remaining potato slices, the remaining sauce and then top with more cheese. I used the same sharp cheddar only I mixed it with some orange sharp cheddar as well.  Cover the dish with foil and place it in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Here is the warm, gooey finished product.  A great way to use those fall leeks if you ask me.  Enjoy!

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