After a four (or five?) week layoff, our CSA pickups resumed a couple of weeks ago! The fall crops have come in fabulously, and we’re back to the overflowing baskets like we had in the spring before our puny summer ones.
I used most of it making more of the same, but there were a few interesting things happening in the kitchen. Week 15 had a few small red apples, but in week 14 we got several green ones. Yuck. I just don’t care for green apples at all, but I knew I had read that they were the best in apple pie, so on a whim that Saturday I decided I would try to make an apple pie.
And speaking of making the house smell good… CHILI!
I used Morgan’s awesome recipe as a starting point. I’ve made that several times but changed a few things to use what I had. I used the patty pan squash instead of zucchini, added jalapenos and a purple sweet pepper, even threw in some of the shitake mushrooms, but omitted the avocado and fake meat. WIN! Lip-scorching, asshole-burning hot (I may have gotten a little carried away with the hot peppers), but still a win!
And I made this with the rest of the shitakes! Dude. It was AWESOME.
Oh, and FYI, that “cheese” sauce is awesome on a baked potato too.
Tell me about your last kitchen fail!