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Doughy Pillows of Joy.

 

Happy 2020 Folks!

It's been another great year at Family Dinner! We have been expanding - more cities and towns, more drivers, more wonderful members and more Farms and Producers that make the incredible food we are honored to bring you every week.

And it's been a year of growth and new horizons for us as well. Erin left MIT after 11 years to be fully at the Family Dinner helm, Tim has been focusing more on optimizing and streamlining processes - we even promoted Frank to CDO status - Chief Dog Officer. It's been a whirlwind.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone's support, love, patience and feedback as we continue this journey into 2020.

Love,

Erin, Tim + Frank

* And speaking of growing the Family, we have a promo going for 50% off new customers' first order with the code 2020 at checkout. Is your brother interested in grass fed meats? Are your co-workers always reading these emails over your shoulder? Is the town librarian an aspiring locavore? Spread the word and give them some love. And thank you!

 

DOUGHY PILLOWS OF JOY

Almost every cuisine has their version of a savory stuffed dough: the dumplings and bao of Asian cuisines, the samosas of India,  the pide of Turkish creation. I love them all equally and cannot control myself in their perfect presence.

Competitive eating is wasteful and a bit horrifying but if there were a competition to consume calzone, you better believe I'd be standing atop the podium with a gold medal covered in marinara sauce.

Atop the list of favorites are the empanadas from Melissa and Sebastian at Bow Market. They are the quintessential savory stuffed delight and I could take down approximately 700 of them at once. 

The duo started making them in 2010 after a move to Los Angeles and found themselves craving the Argentinian, Chilean and Uruguayan flavors they had grown up with. They started with the empanadas and expanded to delicious and approachable cooking sauces and other speciality items. We are excited to have them in the shares this week and wish you a Buen Provecho!

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Bratwurst and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Hake from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarians - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins -  Bacon and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Greens from Lef Farms; Leeks and Rutabaga from Brookford Farm
Grain - Empanadas from Buenas
Special Treat - Blondies from Vinal Bakery

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Bratwurst and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Hake from Red's Best; Sauce from Buenas
Pescatarian Protein - Hake and Salmon from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm; Sauce from Buenas
Vegetarians - Tofu from 21st Century Foods; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms ; Sauce from Buenas
Paleo Proteins - Bratwurst and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; 
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Greens from Lef Farms; Leeks and Rutabaga from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Queen's Greens
Grain - Empanadas from Buenas
Special Treat - Blondies and Gingersnaps from Vinal Bakery

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein  Bratwurst and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Sauce from Buenas; Ribs from Brookford Farm; Hake from Red's Best; Butter 
Pescatarian Protein - Hake, Salmon and Seabass from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Kimchi and Greek Yogurt from Brookford Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Sweet Potatoes from Heron Pond Farm; Greens from Lef Farms; Onions, Leeks and Rutabaga from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Queen's Greens; Cranberries from Three River Farms
Grain -  Empanadas from Buenas
Special Treat - Blondies and Gingersnaps from Vinal Bakery

RECIPES

2020 is all about Meal Prep. Here's a few ideas on things to prep and have all week.

Leek Frittata:  I like to cook this up, put in individual containers and heat up for breakfast throughout the week. The recipe is a bit of a blank canvas and is ready for anything else you want to throw in.  Sautee up last weeks kale, throw in some shredded cheese or cooked potatoes. Don't forget the sriracha.

Mashed Rutabaga: I'm thinking about a local version of Bangers and Mash with the Brats from Tad and these sweet rutabaga. Again, separate into a few containers and be the envy of the office.

Sweet Potato Chowder:  It's vegan AND its delicious.

Sausage and Sweet Potato Dinner: This can be Tad's Brats or a freezer dive for some Hot Italian or Chorizo from past weeks.  Top it with an egg and call it brunch or add some greens for a simple week night yum fest.