Great Veggies, Bad Jokes

Great Veggies, Bad Jokes

Good Morning! A quick plug before we get into it:

Looking for something to do this Saturday night?  This Saturday night Family Dinner team members Ben Blanchard and Davina Yannetty are doing another edition of their all-request dueling piano bar via facebook and instagram. Get yourself set up with a plate of snacks, some good drinks, and some song request ideas.  Join Erin in the comments section while she repeatedly and aggressively requests Toto's "Africa", "Shoop" by Salt n' Pepa and forces Ben to learn the words to "Let it Go".

Tune in at 7:00 on facebook (search for “Davina Yannetty Music”) or instagram (@dyannetty). They're donating a portion of the night's proceeds to charity. Heck yes.

 

GREAT FOOD, BAD JOKES

I asked a few friends for suggestions around a food pun for the week and Kirstie at Clark Farm was quick to the draw with this visual gem. Rich, a friend and Family Dinner member, suggested I go with "There's asparagus in this week's share, urine for a surprise!" (You're welcome. We decided to forgo the visual on that one.)

Needless to say, we're excited to have asparagus in this week's shares. The colder spring has meant that these guys were late to arrive and that most farms have them in smaller amounts but they are finally here. Fun fact, it takes asparagus three years from seed to harvest, but once they get rolling they can be cropped for over 10 years. Great work little buddies!

Tagging along with the asparagus this week are Spring Dug Parsnips. These are fall parsnips that are left in the ground to hibernate under the snow for the winter. When these Sleeping Beauties are unearthed in the Spring the starches have converted to sugars, making for a sweeter, more tender parsnip. Sautee them in some butter, a pinch of salt and you'll be in heaven. Aren't we all a little sweeter after a good nap?

Chicken from Tad, Baby Salad greens from LEF and sweet bites from Forge ... it's gonna be a good week of eating.

Enjoy!

Erin, Tim and the Family Dinner Fam

WHAT'S IN THE BAG?

HALF SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Vegetarian Proteins - Tamales from Tex-Mex Eats; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Lettuce from LEF Farms; Asparagus from Maclennan/ Warner/ Pederesen Farms, Onions and Spring Dug Parsnips from Brookford Farm
Grain - Pasta from Deano's Pasta
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge Baking Co

WHOLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Red Fish from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish and Monk Fish from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Vegetarian Proteins - Tamales from Tex-Mex Eats; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Pierogi from Jaju; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House
Paleo Proteins - Chicken and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Red Fish from Red's Best
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Lettuce from LEF Farms; Asparagus from Maclennan/ Warner/ Pederesen Farms, Onions and Spring Dug Parsnips from Brookford Farm; Arugula from Queen's Greens and  Spinach from Clark Farm
Grain - Pasta from Deano's Pasta
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge Baking Co and Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

DOUBLE SHARE

Omnivore Protein - Chicken, Steak and Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Red Fish from Red's Best; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy
Pescatarian Protein - Red Fish, Halibut, and Monk Fish from Red's Best; Eggs from Feather Brook Farms; Fresh Mozzarella from the Mozzarella House; Butter from Kriemhild Dairy
Fruits and Veggies - Baby Lettuce from LEF Farms; Asparagus from Maclennan/ Warner/ Pederesen Farms, Onions and Spring Dug Parsnips from Brookford Farm; Arugula from Queen's Greens and  Spinach from Clark Farm; Tomatoes from Long Wind Farm; Baby Bok Choy
Grain - Pasta from Deano's Pasta; Ginger Turmeric Brioche from Forge
Special Treat - Brownie Bites from Forge Baking Co and Cookies from Lark Fine Foods

 

 

RECIPES

Roasted Monk Fish: This is a meatier fish, with a firmer flesh. The Times gives you a simple approach. 

Roasted Monkfish with Curried Lentils: You could replace the lentils with cous-cous, or roasted potatoes.

Asparagus with Poached Eggs: Hands down one of my favorite dishes. Don't forget some thick slices of bread to mop everything up.

Spinach, Pasta and Egg:  Now that we have mastered the poached egg; throw on some pasta with garlicky spinach.