This week, we got:
- Tomatoes (1 large, 3 medium, 5 purple-y and 5 yellow plum ones)
- Zucchini/Summer Squash
- Bell Peppers
- (Chili Peppers) traded for a bell pepper and another squash
After Tuesday, I made a couple big batches of food from Grandma's recipe book :) First up was corn pudding - I boiled the corn on Wednesday, ate one ear, and sliced the kernels off the rest. On Thursday night, I mixed the fresh corn with a can of creamed corn and made a half-size batch of corn pudding.
Also on Thursday, I made my Grandma's pasta sauce recipe. My mom sent it to me last week, and I realized I'd gone hunting the internet and came back with a crappy sauce recipe, when I have a "Grandma's Recipe Book" sitting on my shelf from last Christmas, filled with trusted recipes. So a much simpler recipe and 4 hours later, there's a lovely dish of pasta sauce in my freezer, ready for lasagna this winter.
I ate the tomatoes that didn't go into the sauce (the 10 smaller ones) with mozzarella cheese, basil from the plant I got from the CSA months ago, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. So tasty, and so easy.
Finally, I started my freezer prep for the winter. Or, well, I guess I started that before I left for vacation, but I'm now doing it consciously. I LOVE bell peppers, and last year I learned to love chili, along with other dishes that need onions and peppers once they're gone from (or questionable at) the farmer's market. So I freeze them. I've got a couple containers of chopped bell peppers, and one of chopped onions, for chili and similar things. This year I also decided to try freezing some thin strips of onions and peppers for stir-fries and omlettes, so I've got a container of those as well. I could easily fill our entire freezer, but I think my roommates would not appreciate that. I think the department freezer has some space, though....hmmm ;)