Labor Day weekend! I hope you all have had a chance to relax and eat a good meal. Hurricane Isaac didn’t hit us nearly as hard as expected but it was still quite the rainy weekend. However, we’re grilling tonight (rain or shine), and using a ton of our CSA ingredients from this week.
Yes, this is the week of elephant garlic! Elephant garlic is not only humongous, but also a milder version of your typical garlic clove. Did you know that elephant garlic isn’t true garlic? It’s actually more closely related to leeks!
Also, did I mention it’s huge? Like, baseball-sized.
We’re using the garlic tonight in Alton Brown’s garlic mashed, which I’ll post about later. We’re also making a crazy good watermelon salad, like this watermelon and orange salad I made last year.
The rest of our CSA box included:
- sweet peppers
- red watermelon (the last of the season, sadface)
- summer squash
- curly kale (surprise!)
STILL getting zukes and squash. Regardless, I have found these late summer boxes the easiest to process! Watermelon, sweet peppers, garlic – all require little to no preparation. Love it!
I’ll be back with our Labor Day fixin’s soon. Have a great day!
What do you do when you’re overloaded with garlic? We use it in everything but it just keeps piling up, and I can only roast so many. Any creative ways to use it?