Tamales and Spinach Soup

The 608 CSK
January 10, 2017

Meal 1: Sweet Corn and Green Chili Tamales, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash, Spinach Salad
·        The best/ easiest way to heat tamales is in the microwave, honest.  Just a few minutes to warm through. Otherwise, heat in a steamer basket as you would steam broccoli etc.  However, at home, we peel open the cold tamales and pan fry them in butter, toasting both sides (3-4 minutes total) and serving with yogurt, hot sauce and any other delicacies we have on hand. 
·        Heat the hash in a saute pan with a little oil.  Toss to heat through and serve.
·        Tear up the spinach leaves and dress the salad.

Meal 2: Max's Miraculously Green Spinach Soup, Spelt-Flax Boule, Chick Peas w/ Lemon, Poppyseeds, and Chevre.
·        Warm the soup gently.
·        Warm the bread.

·        Toss the chickpeas with the chevre and serve chilled.


Sloppy Joes w/ Live Slaw and Fried Rice

The 608 CSK
January 3, 2017

Meal 1: Sloppy Joe on a Challah Roll, Sweet Potato Casserole, Live Latin Slaw
·        Warm the roll and heat the Joe on the stovetop or microwave.  Make sandwiches or serve open-face. 
·        Warm the sweet potato dish in the microwave briefly, then finish in a 300° oven for 5-15 minutes depending on share size, just to heat through.
·        Enjoy the slaw chilled - It's alive!

Meal 2: Vegetable Fried Rice, Baked Tofu, Stir Fried Diakon and Carrot.
·        Heat the tofu in a toaster, microwave, or saute pan, as suits you.  It's also OK at room temp.  You may want to piece it up to heat through/ serve with the rice.
·        Reserve the egg from the rice.  Get a large saute pan, nonstick is easiest, very hot with a little oil in it.  When the oil is smoking, CAREFULLY tip in the rice and herbs and stir fry to heat through.  About 3 minutes.  Larger  share sizes may want to work in batches.  Near the end of cooking fold in the egg carefully and serve.

·        Re-heat the pan and add the Diakon/Carrots. Allow to heat through stirring a couple of times, season lightly, and serve.


Kale Sew w/ Hand Cut Noodles and Falafel Croquettes

The 608 CSK
December 13, 2016

Meal 1: Kale (and Bacon) Stew w/ Hand Cut Whole Wheat Noodles, Sesame-Semolina Batard, Spinach Salad
·        Warm the stew gently.
·        Warm the bread.
·        Dress the salad.

Meal 2: Falafel Croquettes, Israeli Couscous, Glazed Carrots w. Turnip, Celeriac, and Apple.
·        Warm the croquettes on a cookie sheet at 350° until heated through 10 - 15 minutes.
·        Heat the carrots in a saute pan, tossing to coat and heat evenly.

·        Heat the couscous in a saute pan also.


Lima Bean Florentine w/ Hen of the Woods Mushroom and Lacinato Kale Fougasse

The 608 CSK
December 6, 2016

Meal 1: Baby Lima Bean Florentine with Hen of The Woods Mushroom, Gnocchi alla Romano, Chioggia Beets w/ Cinnamon Butter
·        Open the package with the gnocchi block carefully, there is shaved parmesan under the parchment.  When open, use a sharp knife cut the block into 2"x3" squares.  You should yield 2 per person.  You can cut these into triangles across the diagonal if you like.  Arrange the pieces careful, with space between them, on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 15-20+ minutes.  When done, they should be crisped top and bottom and lightly browned across the top.  Careful to not burn the bottom. www.facebook.com/608-Community-Supported-Kitchen-252769064754420/ for an example.
·        Warm the stew gently.
·        Remove the compounded butter pats and reserve. Heat a little other butter or oil in a saute pan - this is a rare case where olive oil would be OK. When hot, but not smoking, add the beets and toss. Allow to heat through.  You can even up the heat a little and put a little browning on those beets.  When warmed, add the cinnamon butter and allow to melt and dress the beets. Serve.

Meal 2: Lacinato Kale Fougasse, Snug Haven Spinach Salad, Golden Turnip Puree
·        Warm the fougasse gently at 325° until warmed.
·        Dress the salad.

·        Warm the turnips in the microwave - it will do best.  


Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie and Squash Bisque

The 608 CSK
November 29, 2016

Meal 1: Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie&  Winter Greens Salad
·        Give the pie a couple minutes in the microwave to get the chill out and then bake in th oven at 375 for 15-20 minutes until bubbl and the potato/parsnip topping browns a bit.
·        Dress the salad.

Meal 2: Squash Bisque, Braided Challah, and Chick Peas w/ Chevre
·        Heat the soup gently.
·        Warm the bread and serve with some butter!

·        Serve the chick peas chilled.  Toss with the chevre to distribute.


Big Fat Burritos and French Lentil Soup

The 608 CSK
November 22, 2016

Meal 1: Big Fat Burritos, Frissee Salad
·        Heat the burritos at 325° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and crisped on the exterior.  Great with some yogurt and hot sauce!
·        Dress the salad.

Meal 2: French Lentil Soup, Semolina-Flax Bread, Savoy cabbage w/ Roasted Apple and Bacon
·        Heat the soup gently.  If you like garnish with a little heavy cream and adjust the seasoning.
·        Warm the bread and serve with some butter!

·        Sautee the cabbage and apples ( and bacon for omnivores) in a little butter.  Allow to heat through and serve.


Enchiladas and Split Pea Soup

November 15, 2016

Meal 1: Beef or Bean Enchiladas w/ Ranchero Sauce and Spanish Rice, Refried Pinto Beans.
·        Give the enchi/ rice dish a couple minutes in the microwave to get the chill out and then heat it in the oven at 325° for 10-15 minutes or until the tortillas crisp and begin to brown on the edges - Be careful to not burn it!
·        Heat the sauce (microwave is OK!) and top the enchiladas with it. 
·        Heat the beans in the microwave too.  Stir once or twice and ensure they heat through.

Meal 2: Split Pea Soup, Rye Bread, Frissee Salad
·        Heat the soup gently. 
·        Warm the bread and serve with some butter!

·        Dress the salad.