The Produce Box delivery is every Wednesday. Wednesday is quickly climbing to be a favorite day of the week somewhat like Saturday and Sunday although it has no chance of getting really close due to the 8-5 gig.
There are many reasons to like The Produce Box but for the sake of brevity here are 4. 1. I have fresh seasonal veggies weekly. 2. Our grocery bill has been pretty much cut in half so I do a little frugal happy dance every week. 3. I cook with vegetables (and this week fruits–thank you persimmon) I’ve never used. 4. I try new recipes instead of sticking to just my “tried & true” box.
Here’s one of the new recipes I tried in an attempt to use all of my squash. I received A Time to Plant from my parents last year for Christmas and thought it was a book related only to ornamental vegetation but was pleasantly surprised to find that recipes are sprinkled throughout. One was Mr. Farmer’s Squash Spoonbread.
It was a nice try at getting Andrew to eat squash in another form than the 1 he will eat. I always use the test of “does he eat it as soon as it comes out of the oven” which he did in this instance, going back several time. I added green chiles to the dish and was able to persuade him a little more with the promise of the dish have the slightest “kick” to it–that might have been a slight stretch.
With the sausages and salad it pretty much made the “comfort” meal that has been a theme lately. Looking forward to tomorrow and what the box will bring.
3 c. shredded squash
1 small Vidalia onion or 1/2 a large onion, shredded
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 package corn bread mix
1/2 c. Bisquick
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 stick butter, melted
*I added one small can diced green chiles
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the squash and onion with dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together and then combine them with the above mixture. Slowly stir in the butter. Pour this mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish or into 2 pie pans sprayed with cooking oil. Bake for about 20 minutes, watching after 15 minutes until it reaches the desired consistency.
The Bibliography: A Time to Plant by James T. Farmer III