Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner…and then some

In the kitchen at Di's House

My First CSA

on November 1, 2013

This was the first week for the CSA that I’m sharing a share in.  We got collards, peppers, Malabar spinach, basil, sweet potatoes and eggplants.  Last night I was excited about it, thinking I could feature one item each night, and that would solve my dilemma of trying to come up with something for dinner.  Then I woke up this morning wondering and hoping that it won’t be a “chore.”

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One of my friends recently gave me Brian Boitano’s cookbook  I started looking through the index, for all of the ingredients, and found a recipe for pea and basil pesto.  The original recipe includes grilled salmon.  We had salmon cakes instead, made from salmon in a foil pouch.  (I just followed the recipe on the back of the package.)  The photo in the cookbook shows the pesto as sort of a sauce, yet also as a side dish kind of accompaniment.  It all tied together well, the peas in the pesto made it less pungent.  At any rate, it was fun to try.

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Even though dinner was simple, it involved lots of dishes.  I think that’ll be an important criteria for picking recipes – simplicity.

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