Box Blog: October Heat
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
When I opened this box, I pounced on the spaghetti squash, excited that it was my first squash of the season and not one that I use regularly. I scoured and scoured but really didn't find anything particularly inspiring, and so settled for what most people do, use it as a substitute for spaghetti. I know, boring.
I also took the bok choy and tried a new beef choy soup recipe that had a twist. It was good. I tried new dishes with the romaine and kale, and they were also good. But none of these things were the surprising discovery that I have come to expect with each box.
It's amazing how sometimes things that are relegated to the background in one season can suddenly take on a new dimension in a new season. This box, it was the jalapeno that offered the real excitement. I use jalapenos the way most people do in the summer months - in salsas, guacamole, mostly Mexican dishes. Since it was autumn and I wanted something cozy, I wanted to try roasting them and thought that might be good in butter with something sweet, maybe honey. So I googled it. Sure enough, someone had already done it, but the surprise was what reviewers said they used it for. I tried it with corn on the cob and my old, slow-roasted sweet potato recipe, and I was ecstatic. So simple to make and takes two seasonals that I had run out of ideas to the next level. What else could it be used for? I plan to find out. I know one thing, this one is going to find itself on the Thanksgiving table.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, one note - I will not be publishing a box blog for November. It's a busy month preparing for the holidays in my family - we do everything from scratch. Given that I also have a new full time job, it's not likely that I'd be able to swing it this year. Next year I will set aside some time so that I can blog our Thanksgiving meal.
Recipes I used and meals I made with this box:
Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Dill Pesto