Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CSA Week 19, 2012

This weeks share includes:
12 Corn, 2 butternut squash, 4 lbs white potatoes, 8 apples (Cortland, Gala, or Ginger Gold), and 2lbs Pole Lima Beans

Please excuse the missing picture.

Please take note there is corn and potatoes in the share this week!  The perfect week to make some corn chowder.  Check out my favorite recipe here.

Butternut Squash is a winter squash very similar to pumpkins. Butternut squash is wonderful roasted, pureed in soup, or mashed to mix into casseroles, bread, or muffins.

This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup is my all time favorite way to use butternuts.  
    I tailor the recipe to suit me by -- only using butternut (no acorn squash, I like butternut flavor better)
                                       -- I don't normally make the fancy toast to go with, crackers work in this house

Here is another recipe for Squash with Browned Butter and Thyme.

Pole Lima Beans from LaRosa's in Woodstown, NJ are included in your share this week.  Check out their website dedicated to Pole Lima Beans.

--To cook lima beans first you must shell them. Open the shell and pluck out the beans.  Put the shelled beans in a pot add water to cover.  Add a couple slabs of butter, salt and pepper to the pot.  Bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes or until tender, adding more water if necessary.

Lima beans are delicious served along with sweet corn.  Succotash, a traditional thanksgiving dish, is boiled lima beans and corn. YUM.

***Reminder next week, is the last pickup.***