Menu Plan

In continuation of my How to CSA article, I thought I’d give you an example of a menu plan based on what we’re all getting this week in our subscription boxes.
Like I mentioned, at our house we try to set a flexible plan, making a list of meals and cooking them at our convenience. We have three small children and extremely busy schedules, so our cooking reflects that.

This week the subscription box will have:

Potatoes
Apples
Sauerkraut
Collard Greens
Strawberry Jam
Lettuce
Pea Shoots

I also get eggs, butter, bread, a chicken, and a single combo meat box, so I’ll include those things too. I’ll let you know what I use from my delivery next to each meal, and as I write this I’m regretting the fact that I didn’t order cheese this time!

New Year’s Day in a Crockpot, with pan-fried potato wedges (kielbasa, sauerkraut, apples, potatoes)
Tacos (ground beef, lettuce, and salsa from our canning workshops)
Roasted Chicken Breasts with Pea Shoot, Dried Cherry, and Goat Cheese Salad (chicken, lettuce, pea shoots, bread & butter)
Tuscan Sausage & Greens Soup (italian sausage, or ground pork with sausage seasonings, potatoes, chicken broth from the above chicken, and collards subbed for kale)
Crockpot Garlic & Lime Chicken with Rice and Stir-Fried Pea Shoots (chicken, pea shoots)
Quesadillas (with leftover taco ingredients), Chips & Salsa
Little Quinoa Cakes (eggs, sub in minced pea shoots for chives) with leftover Tuscan Soup
Ham, Pierogies, and Collard Greens
Omelettes or Quiche with Leftover Ham and Pea Shoots, and Apple Dutch Baby

There’s room for the odd PB&J or pizza night in there, and very little needed from the grocery store.

What’s your plan? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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