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Nov '14

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Box from Oct. 23

I don’t think I did much exciting with this box, but I still have lots of pictures this time around!

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1 Delicata squash

2 King Richard leeks

2 D’Anjou pears

3 Red Bartlett pears

4 Gala apples

1 Hass avocado

1 bunch Nantes carrots

1 bunch broccoli

So mostly I ate this box as snacks. The pears, apples, and carrots, anyway. The broccoli was steamed for a side dish one night as usual. I made a salad where I intended to include the avocado, but it was actually either very unripe or something was wrong with it, so I had to throw it out. But here is a picture of that salad. It included one of the D’Anjou pears as well, and would have been so good with avocado!

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The Delicata squash was roasted and filled with the same southwest black bean, corn, and quinoa mixture as I have used before. And it was absolutely just as delicious as the first time around. Both of the delicata squashes I have gotten in my boxes have tasted like a sweet potato. They are just so delicious I can’t get enough. But last year I tried to make this dish for Thanksgiving and the delicatas we bought at the store in Florida tasted horrible in comparison. Not sure why that is, but the product I get from this box is usually spot on.

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One of the apples went to using up some leftover caramel I had made a while back. We had a fun dessert with it.

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I know I’ve mentioned my crockpot potato soup before. I’m sure I have. I am obsessed with this soup. It is so good I can make myself sick eating 3 or 4 giant bowls of it and not regret any of those choices. I hadn’t made it in a long time so I decided to whip that out recently.

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It looks like that, and then it turns into this delicious bowl. Seriously the best potato soup ever.

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And finally, for a Halloween housewarming party we attended I wanted to take a crack at making donuts.

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I made the dough and shaped it, then got ready to fry each donut.

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Fried them up in a pot of oil, and set them off to the side to dry.

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Finished with some chocolate ganache topping and a few sprinkles!

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I was going for sweet, moist, and dense Devil’s Food cake donuts, but instead got something a bit different. They were a big hit at the party, though, so it’s all good. I’ll stay on the hunt for a sweeter, richer donut recipe, though.

Also here’s a shot of some truffles from a while ago just for fun. Flavors included plain chocolate, peppermint, cherry, and strawberry cheesecake.

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