Super excited about our first veg box which arrived today! It was the first thing I looked at when I got in, before I even took my coat and bicycle helmet off. I knew it had arrived safely as Mr W had been waiting in for the gasman this morning but he had left it for me to open.
So what did we get?
We got spinach, a lettuce, three enormous tomatoes, three beetroot (substitute for onions which I said no to), a paper bag of broad beans, a green pepper, broccoli and a bunch of radishes. In the fruit box we got 7 apples which look so tasty, 6 rock hard pears (now ripening on a windowsill) and 7 bananas (anticipate imminent banana bread when they all ripen at the same time).
So what's the plan?
Salads with the main meals of radishes and lettuce, may also give some radishes with Mr W's sandwiches.
Tonight - broad bean, broccoli and asparagus and courgette risotto (the latter two vegetables left from the weekend)
Wednesday - frittata with broccoli, asparagus, courgette and broad beans
Thursday - veg chilli utilising the green pepper
Friday - broccoli and spinach risotto (had this at a restaurant on Easter day, very tasty).
Saturday - Mr W will probably be desperate for something less vegetabley by then and his usual Saturday night dinner of tuna steak and jacket potato
Sunday - something with the beetroot. Risotto? Not really sure what to do with the beetroot apart from a risotto. Anyone got any favourite beetroot ideas? I do like risottos because I like my vegetables soft and at least then when you overcook them you don't throw the nutrients away with the cooking water!
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