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Where you BEAN all my life?

Where you BEAN all my life?

Hello, friends!

Just a couple things in this short holiday newsletter.

1. Collecting for La Colaborativa and Preble Street. This year we will be collecting items for our friends at La Colaborativa (Chelsea, MA) and Preble Street (Portland, ME) to help address food insecurity this winter. They have asked for specific donations of black beans, sugar, salt and vegetable oil.  If you wish to contribute please leave these items out and your driver will collect them. We are hoping to get 300 of each!

2. Deliveries that would have been scheduled for Saturday 12/24 will be delivered TOMORROW 12/23. Traffic and weather may be bonkers so please be patient with your Family Dinner delivery elves!

Thank you friends. We hope you have a wonderful and delicious holiday!

Erin and the Family Dinner Fam


Massachusetts

Delivery dates: FRIDAY, 12/23 and Tuesday, 12/27

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Share" you will receive just the meats listed, not the "dairy" items (i.e., eggs, yogurt, etc). If you order a "Fish and Seafood Share" you will receive the fish listed, not the dairy items.

 

Weekly Add-ons

Bread of the Week - Whole Wheat Pullman from Iggy's
Cheese of the Week - Havarti from Swallow Ridge Farm
Fresh Pasta of the Week - Shells from Seven Hills Pasta Co. 
Gluten-Free Grain of the Week - Crackers from ME Crisps
Grain of the Week - Pita from Sharonna 
Mezze of the Week - Carrot Salad from Magic Bites
Pastry of the Week - Spiced Apple Brumble from Do Good Kitchen

Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Butternut Squash Soup from Forge

 

 

Omnivore Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm; Smelts from Red's
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

DOUBLE SHARE

 

Omnivore Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm; Smelts from Red's; Sausage from Yankee Farmer's Market
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Cranberries from Sugar Hill Cranberries; Rutabaga from Brookford 
SweetGrain - Francese from Iggy's; Crackers from Seven Stars Bakery
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Smelts from Red's
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Pescatarian Protein - Smelts, Salmon from Red's
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Pescatarian Protein - Smelts, Salmon, Cod from Red's
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Cranberries from Sugar Hill Cranberries; Rutabaga from Brookford 
Grain - Francese from Iggy's; Crackers from Seven Stars Bakery
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

 

Vegetarian Protein - Moussaka from Littleburg
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels

 

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

 

Vegetarian Protein - Moussaka from Littleburg; Chickpea Salad from Forge
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm
Grain - Francese from Iggy's
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Vegetarian Protein - Moussaka from Littleburg; Chickpea Salad from Forge; Ravioli from Valicenti
Dairy - Butter from Casco Bay; Yogurt from Sophia's; Jam from Olde Haven Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm; Cranberries from Sugar Hill Cranberries; Rutabaga from Brookford 
Grain - Francese from Iggy's; Crackers from Seven Stars Bakery
Special Treat - Pretzels from Port City Pretzels; Cookies from Lark

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm

WHOLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm; Smelts from Red's; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets from Brookford Farm

DOUBLE SHARE

Paleo Protein - Chicken from Tide Mill Farm; Smelts from Red's; Sausage from Yankee Farmer's Market; Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Fruits and Veggies - Winter Gem Mix from Queen's Greens; Sweet Potatoes from Langwater Farm; Carrots from Kitchen Garden Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Mustard Greens from Clark Farm; Beets and Rutabaga from Brookford Farm; Cranberries from Sugar Hill Cranberries; Onions and Spaghetti Squash from Brookford Farm


Recipes (MA)

Braised Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes -  An easy dinner with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Swap your sweet potatoes for the potatoes and you're all set. Speaking of swapping, you can also try this Salty Sweet Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan, delicious! 

Pan Fried Smelts - Fast and easy! 

Slow Roasted Salmon and Beets - Your one pan meal for the week! If you're looking for another beet/salmon combo, you could also try a Beet Cured Salmon

Non Sauce Cran - Cranberries aren't just for sauce. You can bake with, candy, drink and much more! 

Mashed Rutabaga - Buttery and delicious I will eat a whole bowl myself! 

Sautéed Mustard Greens - Delicious and easy! 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here

—Shannon


Maine & New Hampshire

Delivery date: Friday, 12/23

Note: If you order a "Meat and Fish Only Share" or "Fish and Seafood Only Share" you will receive just the proteins listed, not the fruits and veggies, dairy, grains or teats.

 

Weekly Add-ons

 

Add-on Bread of the Week - Cinnamon Raisin from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Cheese of the Week - Camembrie from Blue Ledge Farm
Add-on Fresh Pasta of the Week - Spaghetti from Solo Cucina Market
Add-on Gluten Free Grain of the Week - Popcorn from Hurricane Flats Farm
Add-on Grain of the Week - Crackers from Mill Cove/Seven Stars Bakery
Add-on Mezze of the Week - Carrot Salad from Magic Bites
Add-on Pastry of the Week - Chocolate Croissant from Rosemont Market & Bakery
Add-on Sausage of the Week - Maple Breakfast from Colvard & Co.
Add-on Treat of the Week - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery
Add-on Vegetarian Soup of the Week - Red Lentil With Chickpea and Spinach from Forge Baking Co.

 

 

 

Omnivore Share

HALF SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Lamb Italian Sausage from Lillooet Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's; Popcorn Kernels from Fourwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

Pescatarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Tuna from Harbor Fish Market; Monkfish from True Fin*
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's; Popcorn Kernels from Fourwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

Vegetarian Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery

 

WHOLE SHARE

 

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Uruguayan Empanadas from Buenas
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Veggie Burgers from Blue Mango; Uruguayan Empanadas from Buenas; Tempeh from Tootie's Tempeh
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House; Butter from Casco Bay Creamery; Cream Cheese from Springdale Farm Creamery
Grain - Pita from Sharonna's; Popcorn Kernels from Fourwinds Farm
Special Treat - Lemon Bars from Two Fat Cats Bakery; Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rosemont Market & Bakery

 

 

 

Paleo Shares

HALF SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

 

WHOLE SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

 

DOUBLE SHARE

Protein - Cod from Harbor Fish Market; Pork Chops from Broad Arrow; Lamb Italian Sausage from Lillooet Farm; Ground Chicken from Tide Mill Organic Farm
Fruits and Veggies - Red Onions from Brookford Farm; Spinach from Goranson Farm; Cortland Apples from Snell Family Farm; Sweet Potatoes from Goranson Farm; Rainbow Chard from Dandelion Spring; Leeks from Goranson Farm; Frozen Blueberries from Burke Hill Farm; Beets from Snell Family Farm; Brussels Sprouts from Kitchen Garden Farm; Radishes from Clark Farm
Dairy - Eggs from Nature's Hen House

 

 

*Super frozen to -60ºC which means zero ice crystals rupturing cell structure while defrosting which means zero difference from fresh and zero issues searing.


Recipes (ME + NH)

One-Pan Sweet Potato and Cod Traybake - This dish, with a bit of curry paste and attendant spices, is a nice change of pace. Short prep time, tasty results.

Spinach Quiche - CLASSIC. If you're at wits' end with all the festivities, this recipe has a nice cheat with a store bought pie crust but maybe you've got extra pie dough from holiday pie baking. Or you're just a purist and want the full monty. (Of course, there's no shame in omitting altogether and frittata-ing instead.)
 
Apple Blueberry Crisp - Great dish to bring to a holiday get together. Comes together with very little fuss, travels well and is dang tasty.
 
Grilled Pork Chops with Burst Blueberry Sauce - Blueberries as a savory sauce for pork chops? Sold.
 
Spinach Salad with Beets and Walnuts Recipe - CLASSIC. Personally, I'd use some sort of blue cheese here instead of the chèvre and heck... should probably toss some bacon bits in there, too.
 

Tips and Tricks for storing your food and getting the most from your shares can be found here.

 

—Joe