in the box

November 10, 2011

Did you know that my CSA doesn’t really give a rip that my fridge is still overflowing with produce?

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Apparently we have been slacking in the vegetable eating department as of late, because when I went to go fill up my fridge with the new box of veggies I brought home today, there was really nowhere to put everything.

And if I am perfectly honest with you, I now have seven squashii sitting on my counter. Seven! That’s a step down from the 20392309 I had last week, but really? I need to go to Squash Hoarders Anonymous.

I keep saying I am saving them for “the perfect meal” — um, how about I eat them for A meal and make that the perfect one? This is getting a bit out of hand.

Despite the fact that my fridge didn’t have room for any produce today, that doesn’t mean I am not accepting the challenge of eating up a lot of new delicious veggies! We’re going to eat through this stuff even if it kills us! —> yeah, I don’t think it will either.

The box.

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Red Leaf Lettuce. Golden Beets. Mixed Baby Greens.

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Pie Pumpkin. Buttercup Squash (yesss!!!!).

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Green Cabbage. Apples.

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I know you have ideas on what to do with this food. So do I, but sharing is caring, and I value your opinion — as you very well know by not making the soup any of you requested earlier this week.

Here’s to veggie eating overload this next week!

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Ugh. Jeal. Literally want to sink my teeth into that head of lettuce. Not kidding.

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Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Oooo those golden beets look good! And I tried a buttercup squash a couple weeks back, tastes a lot like a butternut squash! Shocking, I know…

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Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! November 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Squash hoarders anonymous – sign me up! I’m probably one of the few/only college students with 5+ squash living in my hole-in-the-wall room.
As for the golden beets, I LOVE them roasted. I came across this recipe on findingvegan the other day, and it really made me want to go out and buy some: http://www.fortheloveoffoodblog.com/2011/11/spicy-roasted-golden-beets.html

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cleaneatingchelsey November 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Oh my gosh, you’re my new best friend. I’m making those.

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Alexis @ hummusapien November 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

buttercup squash?? how have I never heard of that? veggie eating overload = heaven!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

WootWoot for veggie overload! Jealouss…. :)

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elise November 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

the cabbage has asian peanut crunch salad all over it.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

and I knew why I loved you.

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Simply Life November 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 10, 2011 at 7:12 pm

When we had our CSA box…we had that FEAST or famine thing going on. Some days we had almost nothing, then other times we had squash coming out of our ears :) Hope you find a way to use it all up, comfortably, rather than scramble-style which is what used to happen to me…so for now we’re on a CSA break :)

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cleaneatingchelsey November 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

:) The great thing about squash is it lasts for a really long time!

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Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. November 10, 2011 at 7:32 pm

There is something rewarding about preparing your own squash and veggies. Of course trader joe’s sells them all in perfect little baggies precut but I just think we all deserve a little pat on the back for doing it the ol’ fashioned way :)

Enjoy em!

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Oooh– great bundle!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with that buttercup squash!!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm

After seeing Jessica’s post on acorn squash with a cornmeal crust earlier this week, that’s what I’d be doing to those squashiii! ;) I can’t get that out of my head.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 11, 2011 at 5:51 am

I can’t either – I might just have to do it.

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Alyse November 10, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Smother those apples with peanut butter and snack your way to pure joy. As a person who doesn’t believe in cooked fruit, that’s the route I’d go.

Also, buttercup squash? I need to work on my squash awareness, clearly.

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cleaneatingchelsey November 11, 2011 at 5:51 am

Buttercup squash is a little sweeter than acorn (like butternut) – it’s so good.

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kathleen @ the daily crumb November 10, 2011 at 9:24 pm

i love golden beets… or any colored beats for that matter. one of my favorite salads is mixed greens topped with roasted beets, goat cheese, macadamia nuts, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. simple + delicious.

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

You can never have enough veggies! I would totally eat through allll of that in a short period of time ;D

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nicole marie November 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

golden beets and buttercup squash?!
just reading that makes me feel healthy and balanced.
you have no idea of how tremendously helpful that is for me.
thank you. x

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Khushboo November 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I hope there’s room in your house (read: pants) for a fiber baby :)

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Jen November 11, 2011 at 12:16 am

Curried cabbage and sauteed apples with butter and cinnamon!

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama November 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

I’m so jealous of your box! Buttercup squash? I’ve never had one of those before! Can’t wait to see what you come up with with all your goodies! :)

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Lyn @ Life Lyn Style November 11, 2011 at 6:59 am

I just told one of my CSAs (yeah we have TWO) that if he saw a good deal on squash that I’d take up to 20. I love squash. We store it in the basement near our dehimidfier and it lasts for a few weeks. I usually bake 3-4 at a time and puree them for freezing. Then, I have it available all year for soup, muffins, pancakes etc.
YUM!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 11, 2011 at 7:05 am

Too much produce is NEVER a problem!

You could make a beet and chard risotto, vegan cabbage rolls, and that pumpkin is just waiting to be made into some sort of pumpkin pie! :D

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Olivia @ PeanutButterNerd November 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

Mmm golden beets! Your produce box looks awesome! Hope you find a creative way to deal with the overflow ;)

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Kim @ Wonderings November 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I have a delicious recipe for buttercup squash!! Verges on the line between savory and sweet and soooo delicious!

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Lauren @ HugsKissesNDishes November 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

ooh lucky you get golden beets! I usually only get the red ones and+ I cringe when I see them.

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Jenny@HealthyMOChick November 21, 2011 at 11:01 am

You could totally make stuffed squash with squash, apple, rasins, quinoi, and pecans :) Dangit…that sounds tasty…off to the kitchen :)

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