Basically, for $15, I get a basket of produce. Half vegetables, half fruit -- and so far, at least 98% wonderful... Ours is an every other week thing, so every second Saturday, I trek into town EARLY to get produce.
This week, I ended up getting TWO baskets, and their special Asian pack. Maybe next time I'll get some pictures, but essentially, what we got in each basket (so multiply by two):
- A pineapple
- Four bananas
- 6 oz. package of figs
- three bunches of broccoli
- two heads iceberg lettuce
- a head of cauliflower
- three organic tomatoes
- two red pears
- seven apricots
- seven plums
- 8 oz. package of mushrooms
- snow peas
- Thai basil
- green onions
- bok choy
- napa cabbage
We're eating a broccoli casserole for dinner, using leftover chicken. The kids have had plums, those who went with me had an apricot. I had a fig.
I know the pears, apricots, plums, bananas and pineapple will get chowed on this week. Spinach and mushrooms are going to be making their way into my breakfasts. Tomatoes, garlic and green onions are easy to use. We've been doing a lot of salads lately, so the lettuce will be a good addition.
I'll do some recipe hunting to use the Asian pack.
But figs? I don't know what to do with them...
Cauliflower? HELP! This is like my least favorite vegetable that I will eat (radishes and/or beets are my absolute least favorites). I found a couple recipes that I will probably try. But this is just such a tasteless vegetable!
Broccoli? I love the stuff, but wow, we have a lot in the house right now... especially as I got a couple of bunches yesterday with our CSA share.
And I am grateful. My money is stretching so far... and my kids are getting to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. This is fantastic. But yeah, I'm still trying to use limes from a couple of weeks ago, and I still have a head of cabbage from then too. And apples. My fridge is full... and I'm being forced to be creative.