It must be winter in Southern California.
My husband picked up the veggies this week at the CSA and ooh-boy, are they full of greens! Craziness I say. I know what we are eating this week.
Allow me to list:
kale - 2 bunches
chard - 1 bunch
"spicy greens" - 1 bunch
lettuce - 2 heads
spinach - 1 bag
turnips (with greens) - 1 bunch
beets (with greens) - 1 bunch
(We also got cauliflower, marinara, oranges)
So. My goodness.
Today I fired up a pot of water with the steamer insert and started washing.
I first washed and steamed the turnip greens and beet greens, and put them in a bowl when done.
Then I washed and steamed the chard, and chopped the stems and tossed those into the crock pot with the black bean soup that's in there (recipe from Budget Bytes).
After that I washed the spicy mix and tossed it in there. Generally the spicy mix is used in salad. I could have done that and mixed it with the lettuce and spinach. But I find it to be really spicy. And as I suspect that we will be getting the spicy mix for several weeks, I decided to pace myself.
While the spicy mix was cooking, I smelled a strange burning smell. I turned it off and moved it into the bowl. Here's the bowl:
After it cooled, I pureed it in the food processor. My favorite ways to eat greens are in soup, in frittata or quiche, as an Indian curry, mixed with an Asian sauce, or creamed.
These are destined to be creamed with cream cheese and parmesan.
As I started to wash the mountain of dishes, I noticed that the burning smell was the bottom of my big pot. Ugh. It's soaking right now, while the beets and turnips roast.
Does anyone have a good turnip recipe? I admit, I don't care for them. I've tried them many ways, but mostly end up choking them down with potatoes.