Excuse the picture I was too lazy to take the vegetables out of the bags. Just one more week and our CSA season will be finished. What am I going to do?? This week fresh eggs, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, patty pan squash, some other kind of greens, apples, and radishes were delivered to my front door. Just one more week of lovely farm food and then what? Shop at the grocery store?? Buy substandard vegetables? I don't know if I can do it. The way I cook and look at food or meals has changed so dramatically since April. My pantry which used to be stocked with canned goods and boxed foods is down to nothing. I have one can of stewed tomatoes and one can of sweet potatoes, some pasta and rice and baking stuff. A drastic difference. Everything else is fresh or baked fresh.
I will say it does take some thought and time in the kitchen but I find that I really enjoy cooking this way. And those kiddos, though they grumble and almost cry when we pass the cookie isle, are coming around. Joy #2 loves cooking for us. Joy #1 not so much but we've had a lot less whining about nothing to eat. She's even cooked a few things for herself recently. See while we were transforming our ways, she was at camp being feed 3 times a day like clockwork with no effort on her part.
So, back to the original question. What do I do now? I'll have to start making plans because right now I just cook what shows up. Anyone else having end of season anxiety?