Hi everyone, Jess here to report on a whirlwind of a week! It all started with the Superbowl, but we’ll get into that in a minute. First of all, let’s check this CSA basket out!
- Springdell Farms Meats (I got Hot Italian Sausage and Beef London Broil)
- Valentine’s Day Bi Bim Bap with the London Broil
- Tully Farms Dairy (Lowfat Milk and Heavy Cream for me)
- Pan Seared Pork Chops with Apple Slices
- As-is (my youngest son loves these)
- the rest going into a simple crisp
- Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Baby Spinach
- Bag ‘O Beets
- Winter Root Vegetable Chili
- Button Mushrooms
- Cube Steak with Mushroom Gravy
- On top of mashed potatoes
- Sweet Potatoes
- Amish Roll Butter
- In just about everything
We also picked up some meat from the farmstand!
Let’s take a quick stroll through Winter CSA pickup #5:
I hit the ground running on CSA pickup day with a yummy root veggie chili. The parsnips and beets joined a myriad of CSA items from the chest freezer, including bell and jalapeño peppers, celery, and ground beef.
After several hours in the slow cooker, all of the flavors and colors began to meld together in harmony.
The leftovers the next day were even more scrumptious, a nice bowl of comfort food after a rousing Superbowl game.
After much of my Winter CSA goodness went into the chili experiment, I cooked up a few “safe” dishes, including these creamy garlic mashed potatoes for a church potluck, and this beef cube steak dish.
Some of the mushroom gravy was set aside to be enjoyed on the extra mashed potatoes, and a big ol’ pan seared pork chop with some sautéed sliced apples stole the show.
For Valentine’s Day, I cooked my other half’s favorite dish, Hot Pot Bibimbap complete with the most tender London Broil imaginable. CSA spinach, garlic and egg also made an appearance. Had I more time before getting to the airport, I would have shredded some sweet potato in there. It’s a messy looking dish, but when the Hot Pot is sizzling you want to move fast!
Let’s check in with what’s going on in your kitchens!
Fellow Springdellian Crystal R. tried a version of this Damn Delicious recipe using goat chorizo from the farmstand in place of the andouille sausage. Two thumbs up!
Fellow Springdellian Carolyn W. used her creative energies to shape some Springdell sirloin patties into the shapes of hearts for Valentine’s Day! What a great idea!
Finally, Fellow Springdellian Alissa W. shared this photo from her beautiful Valentine’s Day Dinner from the Springdell Valentine’s Day basket. The dish was complete with roasted parsnips and a well-dressed spinach side. It looks so delicious, thank you for sharing, Alissa!
Please always feel free to share pics and ideas for how you are enjoying your CSA ingredients. I love to hear from you!
I hope you enjoyed this version of the “Tell”. See you back here in a few hours for the next “Show” of the Springdell Show and Tell!
You make eating well look so easy! Thanks for sharing your process, Jess! You are a gift to all who know you. Happy vacation week!
Awww, thanks for the kind words, Christine, and thanks for all that YOU do to help keep us all in fresh and local food! Happy vacation week to you too, big hugs!