- 1 Tomato
- 4 ears of Sweet Corn
- 2 Cucumbers
- 10 Pickling Cucumbers
- 1 Onion
- 1 lb. Red Potatoes
- 1 white Eggplant
- 2 Bell Peppers
- 4 Jalapeno Peppers
- 2 Banana Peppers
- 1/2 lb. Green Beans
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Sift together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, baking powder.
- Beat eggs. Add and mix well sugar, vanilla, and oil. Add zucchini to egg mixture. Add dry ingredients, mixing well. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour into 2 ungreased loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.
Tuesday, June 26- I plan to grill some sausage and serve it with some cooked peppers and onions from my Box. I'll also cook of an ear of corn to serve along with it. While I was at DJ's Berry Patch I also picked up some fresh fruit which will accompany our dinner tonight as well.
Wednesday, June 27- I intend to make one of my favorites, homemade Eggplant Parmigiana. I will defrost some homemade sauce which I made with the previous season's stock up tomato box. Perhaps, a basil oil and vinegar tossed cucumbers and tomatoes from my box along with a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine will round out tonight's meal.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Thursday, June 28- Although it's just the girls tonight I still intend to create a homemade meal (this was usually an excuse for take out or breakfast for dinner). I'll cook up some of the corn from my box and serve it along side grilled chicken breasts. I will take any leftover vinaigrette from last night and marinate the chicken breasts in it!
Friday, June 29- Since I have to drop my order daughter off with my husband for a Durham Bulls game, I think the little one and I will use this as an excuse to go out for dinner.
Saturday, June 30- With all the peppers in my produce box, it is just screaming for steak fajitas!!!
Sunday, July 1- I came across a recipe in my Southern Living magazine which used Okra (a veggie I am NOT fond of) in an unconventional way. Tomato and Okra Cornmeal Patties! I found a similar recipe on allrecipes.com and merged the best of the two into the one found below. I am thinking some grilled sausages would make an excellent accompaniment to this meal. I'll also create grill packets for some of the squash and zucchini. I will add a few dabs of butter, minced garlic and salt and pepper. .
Tomato and Okra Cornmeal Patties
- 1 cups plain yellow cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2-1 pound fresh okra, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 large egg
- 1 pound tomatoes, diced
- Fresh basil leaves, minced
- 3 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, okra, jalapeno, onion, salt, pepper, water and egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and cornmeal; and stir that into the okra mixture.
- Carefully drop spoonfuls of the okra batter into the hot oil, and fry on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.
- Combine diced tomato and basil sprinkle with olive oil mix well. Serve tomato mixture over okra patties.
Simple Peach Sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup sliced peeled fresh peaches
- In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Add peaches. Bring to a boil; boil another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Serve warm over pork chops.
Camper Red Potatoes
- sliced red potatoes, dabs of butter, sliced onion or onion powder- Make foil packets and grill until browned and crispy about 30-40 minutes on low heat