Cozy on Up

Good morning, friends!

Lovely day, right?

It's a very strange Saturday Morning for the Family Dinner Fam. There have only been 3 Saturdays in 4 years that we haven't been lovingly packing and delivering your shares while trading jokes and listening to bad 90's Hip Hop. ( Do I know all the words to "Shoop" by Salt N' Pepa?? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? Yes. Of course I do.)

It's perplexing to not work on a Saturday but we moved today's deliveries to Sunday to keep the team safe and off the roads. Thank you all for your understanding and your kind messages, they mean a lot.

Instead of the traditional Saturday overalls, I'm currently dressed like a Sweatpant Onion. Layer after thick cottony layer to keep the chill out and the comfort on max. It's a great day for eating and the elastic waist(s) help in this venture.

Many of us will spend some part of today cooking to ward off the stir crazy and prevent us from going all Jack Nicholson at the Overlook Hotel. (Author's Note: If, for some wild reason that eludes me, you have not seen The Shining - today is not the day.)

Today I'm invading the freezer and I intend to emerge victorious.  Beef and Pork meatballs sound amazing in an open-faced sandwich with tons of cheese.  I'm also going to riff on a Fish Soup or Fish Chowder with the odds and ends of White Fish I have stockpiled and frozen. And, for no reason other than I love them like crazy, Popovers with lots of butter when they come out of the oven.

We hope today brings something delicious as a reward for shoveling like mad and putting up with your family.

Much Love,

Erin, Tim and the Family Dinner Fam


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (MA)

Delivery dates: SUNDAY, 1/30 and Tuesday, 2/1

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Add-on Grain of the Week - Pita Chips from Brewer's Crackers
Add-on Bread of the Week - Popeye Bread from Great Harvest Bakery
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Currant Cream Scones from Forge
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Conchigile from Valicenti
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Whitney from Jasper Hill Creamery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Haydari from Magic Bites
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Triple Berry Seed'nola from 88 Acres

 

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pollock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Pollock from Red's; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Parsnips from Harlow Farm; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm
Grain - Focaccia from Forge
Special Treat - Triple Ginger Cookies from Lark

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Protein - Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock, Stripped Bass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn
Vegetarian Proteins - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bake Shop; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn
Paleo Proteins - Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Parsnips from Harlow Farm; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Carrots from Clark Farm
Grain - Focaccia from Forge
Special Treat - Triple Ginger Cookies from Lark; Spiced Apple Almond Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Chicken from Feather Brook Farms;Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn; Ferments from FinAllie
Pescatarian Protein - Pollock, Stripped Bass, Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn; Ferments from FinAllie
Vegetarian Proteins - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Bean Salad from Topsfield Bake Shop; Tamales from TexMex Eats; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Butter from Kreimheld and High Lawn; Ferments from FinAllie
Paleo Proteins - Pollock from Red's; Chicken Sausage from Tide Mill Farm; Chicken from Feather Brook Farms; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Lettuce from Gotham Greens; Mushrooms from Fat Moon; Parsnips from Harlow Farm; Napa Cabbage from Brookford Farm; Apples from Champlain Orchards; Carrots from Clark Farm; Potatoes from Heron Pond; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Focaccia from Forge; Dark Chocolate Seed'nola from 88 Acres
Special Treat - Triple Ginger Cookies from Lark; Spiced Apple Almond Brumble from Do Good Kitchen


WHAT'S IN THE BAG? (ME/NH)

 

Delivery date: Saturday, 1/30

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Add-on Treat of the Week - Pride Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Bread of the Week - Three Seed Bread from Big Sky Bread Company
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Fettuccine from Terra Cotta Pasta Company
Add-on Soup of the Week - Chipotle Black Bean Soup from Forge Baking Company
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Cinnamon Roll from Big Sky Bread Company

 

HALF SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein & Dairy - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Pesto from Terra Cotta
Pescatarian Protein & Dairy - Pollock from True Fin; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Vegetarian Protein & Dairy - Roasted Mushroom Jiaozi from Little Brother Chinese Food; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company
Fruits and Veggies - Romaine from Springworks Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; McIntosh Apples from Snell Family Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Grain - Maccheroni Rigati Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treat - Pride Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

WHOLE SHARE 

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Monkfish from True Fin; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company; Eggs from Clark Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy - Pollock from True Fin; Monkfish from True Fin; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company; Eggs from Clark Farms
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Monkfish from True Fin; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Vegetarian Proteins & Dairy - Roasted Mushroom Jiaozi from Little Brother Chinese Food; Tofu from Heiwa; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company; Eggs from Clark Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Romaine from Springworks Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; McIntosh Apples from Snell Family Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Parsnips from Two Farmers Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Grain - Maccheroni Rigati Pasta from Amolitta
Special Treats - Pride Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Company

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Proteins & Dairy - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Monkfish from True Fin; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company; Eggs from Clark Farms; Reserve Cheddar from Pineland Farms
Pescatarian Proteins & Dairy- Pollock from True Fin; Monkfish from True Fin; Butterflied Mackerel from True Fin; Pesto from Terra Cotta Pasta Company; Eggs from Clark Farms; Reserve Cheddar from Pineland Farms
Paleo Proteins - Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Monkfish from True Fin; Ground Beef from Pine Ridge Acres; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Romaine from Springworks Farm; Mushrooms from Fruit of the Forest; McIntosh Apples from Snell Family Farm; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Parsnips from Two Farmers Farm; Red Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Purple Top Turnips from Brookford Farm; Onions from Brookford Farm
Grains - Maccheroni Rigati Pasta from Amolitta; Focaccia from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Special Treats - Pride Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Big Sky Bread Company


RECIPES (MA)

(from Shannon)

Parsnip and Mushroom Soup - On this snowy day, why not do a little souptime! We'll still have snow for a few days before it all melts away later this week anywho! 

Braised Napa Cabbage - Try something new and warm and yummy! 

Napa Cabbage Dumplings - With Lunar new year on Tuesday, try your hand at a traditional dumpling! Or try a Tofu and Mushroom dumpling too! 

Beet and Apple Salad - Trying all sorts of new salads lately? Well, here's another one! 

Garlic Butter Poached Pollock - Simple one pan pollock recipe for a nice weeknight meal!

Gingery Carrot Salad - One of my favorite lunches/snack/anytime foods is a carrot salad! Why not give this one a try! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here


RECIPES (ME/NH)

(from Joe)

Pesto Pasta - Don't really need a recipe here... boil the amazing Amolitta pasta. Toss with the Terra Cotta pesto. Boom. Dinner.

Allspice Pork Chops with Leeks and Apples - Broad Arrow's pigs, rummagaging around pasture and forest, make for some delicious pork chops. +Leeks, +Apples and you've got a super tasty dinner.

Gingery Spinach and Dumpling Soup - Amongst other things, Little Brother Chinese Food, make great dumplings. Steam or pan fry or, to stretch them out a bit, toss in a flavorful broth with some veg.
 
Cod with Mushrooms, Garlic & Vermouth - Sub the cod with the pollock in this week's share. I love cooking with vermouth. Is it partially because I'm only some Beefeater and a twist away from a martini? Maybe. 🍸
 
Thai Monkfish Curry - Super streamlined version for an easy weeknight meal.
 
Baked Rigatoni with Beef - Whenever we have baked pasta in this house, with the leftovers, we just leave a fork in the dish  when it's in the fridge cuz we know we're gonna be sneaking bites till it's gone.
 
Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.