We got our last CSA basket of the year on Friday and it was full of good stuff. We got a 4.5 pound rutabaga - I've never even eaten rutabaga before, but I braised some with some of the turnips we got, roasted some with some more of the turnips we got, and mashed the rest up with a potato for a kind of mashed potatoes. I was a little worried about it, but I actually enjoyed the rutabaga. I still have some more turnips left, though. I'm hoping to roast those tonight. We also got a daikon, but luckily I learned that they store really well so I'm keeping that one in the basement for a while. We got a napa cabbage which I used to make a big Asian-style salad with roasted peanuts and tofu. We got some escarole which I made into an Italian soup with turkey meat balls. And we got swiss chard.
The swiss chard would have been perfect for this week's Dorie recipe (chard-stuffed pork roast), but I don't eat pork. So, since I completely missed last week I decided to make the Matafan everybody else made last week and serve it with a swiss chard frittata. I wish I had read everybody's posts before I did my menu planning! I thought the Matafan was going to be more like a potato latke, so I agreed when my husband suggested we eat pancakes for breakfast. After breakfast I sat down to read everybody's blog posts, and noticed that several people said Matafans tasted a lot like regular pancakes. It was hard to believe given the amounts of potato and flour called for, but you all were right! I made them for dinner and they did taste a lot like regular pancakes.
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