Day Seven: CSA Adventure Complete

Early this morning I put the following ingredients into the crock pot for an experiment. Josh was skeptical, and in all honesty, I was too!


Italian Sausage Potato and Veggie Crockpot Stew
1 package of Italian seasoned turkey sausages in casing (5 sausages) – brown in a skillet and cut in half
1 small onion – chopped and sauteed with sausages
4 cloves of garlic – chopped and sauteed with sausages and onion
2 ears of corn, kernels cut off and right into the crock pot
1 cup baby carrots
4 medium sized red potatoes, cut into chunks (about 1 lb)
1 large handful of fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
a dash of salt
a dash of black pepper

I let this simmer on the low setting all day (from about 7:30am till returning home from work around 6:00pm).
The verdict: amazing! It doesn’t look all that great, and honestly, it didn’t have the aroma I was expecting, but the flavor – delicious! The sausage made the whole dish. Even my sometimes picky husband was impressed.

The one oops of this dinner, the artisan bread. I think this is the first time it failed on me – it was doughy in the middle. Not sure why – perhaps I made too large of a ball, or didn’t cook it long enough, but it looked and sounded done. A mystery. In any case, the stew was filling and yummy enough it didn’t need a side of bread anyway.

So, at the end of CSA week have the following remaining:

(3) summer squash
(1) slicing cucumber
(1/2) yellow onion
(2) tomatoes
(1) pear
(1) peach
(1) nectarine
(1/2) giant head of nappa cabbage
(1) apple
(1) head of broccoli
(1) bunch of green onion
(1) cup green beans
(2) ears of corn
(2 1/2) lbs red potatoes – (1/2) lb remaining
(1/2) head of bok choy

Some potatoes left over, but they won’t go to waste!

The bounty continues!

Thanks for reading through the week of CSA adventures. More cooking and mom and knitting and recycling good times to be had ahead.

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