So, I guess I should finish explaining the different recipes we tried and how spectacularly we failed at using all the veggies.
Last time we did this (2 weeks ago), we ended up making the following things:
Spanish Rice (tomatoes and onion), with sauteed squash (Crookneck and zucchini)
Borscht (beets, half a cabbage, onion)
Frittata with Salad (Kale, romaine lettuce)
Stir Fry (broccoli, cauliflower, crookneck)
Breakfast Potatoes with fried egg (Potatoes, onion)
Refrigerator Pickles (cucumbers)
Oven Barbeque Chicken with Smashed Cauliflower (Cauliflower, potatoes, onion)
And we only threw away 1 crookneck, and half a cabbage.
[aside] Coworker Beachy's wife found a cake recipe that made use of shredded beet. It wasn't too bad actually...but I would say that I wouldn't tell people it had beet in it until AFTER they ate it. [/aside]
This week I went halvsies with one of my coworkers (who also found out that 20 lbs of fresh produce is a lot of produce to go through in 2 weeks). This week we got:
Cucumbers (lots of em) (split)
Zucchini (lots of em) (split)
3 crookneck squash (split, we got 1)
1 lb Okra (split)
1 lb Green Beans (mine)
1 head of Romaine Lettuce (Matt's)
1 small Cabbage (mine)
1/2 lb Blackberries (split)
2 bunches of Leeks (split)
8 potatoes (split)
2 tomatoes (split)
AND I managed to give away one of my zucchinis (so now I only have 1), and 2 of my cucumbers (so now I only have 3).
On the downside, I now need to figure out something to make that uses Leeks (Yes, I know, Leek and potato soup), cabbage, and Okra (actually, I think this is usually just eaten plain, or fried, the trick is just finding out how to do it).