CSA Delivery Tomorrow. Got Back in Town Last Night.

Bill and I got back from Baltimore late last night. I think we walked in the door about 11:45 pm or so. We got home, had a little snack, and collapsed into bed.

We were lucky1 this time around. The CSA only delivers bi-weekly during the winter, and so we left just after a delivery and the next delivery will be tomorrow night. Thus, we didn’t have to make any special arrangements for our food. That was nice.

However, it makes me want to hold off on grocery shopping. At least until the delivery hits. I have gotten a “sneak peek” of what we’ll be getting, but past experience has made me quite wary of relying on the sneak peek email. Sometimes they just can’t get you a thing they expected to pick, or sometimes you plan for a pound of turnips and they give you three baby turnips.

I’ve learned that the trick of having a CSA share is to do your weekly (or bi-weekly) shopping on the day after delivery, or two days after. This is actually easier for me in the winter, when there’s less stuff being delivered AND my farmers market options are quite limited.

It becomes more complicated, and thus a bit of an adventure, tonight and tomorrow. My goal is to have us fed without grocery shopping, GrubHub or going out until Wednesday morning or afternoon. However, we did a surprisingly good job of eating down the food in the house before we left. I mean, for us. The only things we forgot or were unable to get through were the spinach and some cream cheese. Neither went bad.

We’ll see what we manage. I think it won’t be too much of a challenge, as we do still have many non-perishables and two full freezers, but I’m curious what sorts of meals we come up with. Homemade pizza is tonight, though we didn’t have milk for the dough. Tomorrow night, I’m less sure of. We’ll think of something.

fn1. We were actually also lucky in that our spinach didn’t go bad while we were gone. To which I can only be flabbergasted. I guess it speaks to the lasting power of “picked same day”.