Roxbury Farm CSA 2011, Week 13

On this rainy Wednesday, we received 1 quart of beefsteak tomatoes, 4 Carmen peppers, 1 bulb of garlic, 2 jalapeno peppers, 5 medium potatoes, 1 quart Ping Pong tomatoes, 1 eggplant, 3 onions, 1 bunch of huge beets with greens, and 1 green pepper.

I already planned to make Eggplant Pasta Sauce tomorrow night, knowing that I’d be getting at least one eggplant and lots of tomatoes from this week’s share. That single recipe will use up a lot of the vegetables we got today.

I am stumped on what to do with the potatoes. I don’t cook with them often, even though I do like them a lot. I can’t think of any way I can prepare them that would entice the boys, short of cutting them into shoestrings and deep frying them (and I’m not doing that). Baking them and offering shredded mozzarella to sprinkle on top might be the best chance I have at getting them to try one. How do your kids like their potatoes?

6 thoughts on “Roxbury Farm CSA 2011, Week 13

  1. Toss them with olive oil, sprinkle them with garlic and herbs (whatever you have on hand…) and bake them in the oven! Liam doesn’t eat potatoes, but Fae loves them when I make them like this!

  2. I am the only potato lover in my family, but S and K gobble them up if I slice them very thin, toss with olive oil, salt and fresh rosemary and roast until brown and crisp. They taste like potato chips fresh from the oven. B was even willing to sniff one.

  3. We have had moderate kid success with mashed potatoes that have some butter and a tiny bit of salt on them…but other than that, my kids like their potatoes left at the grocery store;) (Or, in a little red cardboard box with a big yellow M)

  4. The potato hold up in my house is my husband, who will only eat them roasted (as described above) or if they are not really visible. I like to throw a potato or two into any vegetable based soup that is going to be pureeed. It bulks everything up but doesn’t set off any anti-potato alarms.

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