Local Box December 29 – January 3
Turnips or Rutabaga
1 Surprise Item
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Can you even believe it’s already 2015?! We can’t. It’s been a wild and crazy year at Greenling and we want to start off this post by saying THANK YOU to all of our incredible and creative blog readers. We love hearing from you and will continue to strive to put out the best meal plans and culinary content possible. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This edition of the Local Box Meal Plan Post is all about the nosh! Snacks. Hors d’oeuvres. Party favors. Appetizers. Snacks. You see where I’m going here. I’ve put together a list of bite-size goodness that’ll help bring your party to life, because friendship and booze make for a great party, but we all know our guests really come over for the food.
Warm Kale and Asiago Dip – Because spinach and cheese dips have been so popular in the past, I’m going to try a kale and Asiago dip using with this week’s fresh, local kale. Leave out a variety of scoopers (think pita chips, etc) and you’re set. People will hoard around the table for this one, so if you want some for yourself you should reserve a portion and hide it in your fridge.
Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy or Maple Meyer Lemon Whiskey Sour – Meyer lemons are my new best friend. They have a sweeter and more floral taste than common lemons, so they lend themselves to tasty craft cocktails. How many times a year do you have an excuse to concoct fancy drinks and show off your bartending skills? New Year’s Eve is THE time of year for this, right?! But you don’t have to go the cocktails route, of course. Meyer lemons can also be used in a plethora of savory and sweet recipes. In fact check out this list of 100 Things to do With Meyer Lemons.
Roasted Fall Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza – I got the cutest idea for platters of tiny pizzas at my NYE party. You can make your pizza seasonal using a variety of fall veggies. I’ll be using the carrots, butternut squash, and either turnips or rutabaga in place of boring, common potatoes. It’s not delivery or DiGiorno… it’s local and seasonal
Garlic Chive Compound Butter- Compound butter is one of those things that sounds incredibly fancy, but can be prepared in only a few minutes of hands-on time by any normal amateur. With this week’s garlic chives, I’ll take a note from Greenling guest blogger Meghan and make a Garlic chive compound butter. You can leave it out on the buffet table and encourage guests to slather it on anything from fresh-baked local rolls to grilled steak or party shishkabobs.
Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips -Well this recipe looks radish-ingly GOOD! You can’t plan a party menu without dessert, of course. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this sweet little radish recipe. The name says it all. Everyone loves the simple, nostalgic blend of cinnamon and sugar flavors. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
No matter how you ring in the New Year this week, we’re wishing you much joy, laughter and of course a happy belly full of local grub. Lettuce know what you decide to do with your ingredients!