Spring CSA Week 7

This week’s CSA box had the following vegetables and fruits

  • Cauliflower
  • Spring Onions
  • Peaches
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Steak tomatoes
  • Micro Greens
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Brussels’s Sprouts
  • Arugula with Mizuna/Red lettuce

I got SO many peppers this week that I’m going to make one of my childhood favorites – Stuffed Peppers. This recipe from the Greek part of my family is pretty quick and a really easy way to use up peppers. When we had more than we could possibly eat in the summertime, my mom would make it. As I have 6 green peppers from two CSA boxes, it seems like the perfect fit.

Stuffed Peppers via Gram T.

  • 1 pound Ground lamb or beef
  • 1/2 cup Rice
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 6 to 8 medium Green peppers, halved
  • 8 ounce Tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground meat, rice, egg, salt, pepper, onion and milk.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Fill each peper with ground meat mixture.
  4. Place peppers with the meat filled openning face down in 9 x 13 baking pan.
  5. Open can of tomato sauce and cover peppers with sauce.
  6. Fill can with water and cover peppers with this.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil
  8. Bake at 350° for 60 to 90 minutes.

I usually put the peppers stuffing side down to ensure the liquid gets absorbed and the rice cooks all the way through. Serve this with a nice tossed salad and crusty bread to soak up the tomato sauce.

The cauliflower head will get roasted. I did this with last weeks’ share and it was awesome. I’ll probably include the few brussels sprouts in the roasting pan as well as they are great with garlic.

I need to get some bacon to make BLTs with the tomatoes and mixed greens. As for the cherry tomatoes, these are the only thing in the box I haven’t figured out what do with yet. I’m guessing some kind of salad. For the Love of Cooking had a recipe that caught my eye, but I also have used them in a green bean, feta, cherry tomato salad in the past. I’ve got some beans from my own garden so this might be the way I go. It just depend on if I have enough beans. The last option is to make a tomato, spinach feta quiche with them. In truth, I’ve got so many that I could probably make at least two of these recipes.

I signed up for the summer CSA share and I’m looking forward to having it. I’m sure it will provide lots more experiments and adventures!

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