Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bountiful Baskets: October 29

Bountiful Baskets time again!

Last time (October 15), I didn't get to post about it.  Dale went into town and picked up the basket, but I was in Minnesota.  So I didn't get pictures or anything fun.  I don't even know for sure what all was in it.  Bosc pears, avocados, some tomatoes...  but otherwise, who knows.

Anyway, this was my first time picking up at the new location in Falcon.  5:00 a.m. for volunteers, uff dah!  That meant my alarm went off at 3:45.  But it was worth it.  I got an extra bag of grapes for volunteering, which is awesome.  Didn't put that in the photo below.

I got one basket, plus a box of Fuji apples and a box of Roma tomatoes.  Here is a photo of my basket:

Contents include:
  • 2 heads of Romaine (I think) lettuce
  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 1 huge bag of green beans
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 avocados
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 pound container of strawberries
  • 2 bags of black seedless grapes
  • 3 kiwi
  • 4 Gala apples
  • 3 pomegranates
I am too tired right now to have any major plans for all of this...

The big box of Roma tomatoes is going to be turned into salsa and tomato sauce.  Some of the apples are going to be frozen for pies, and some undoubtedly turned into apple sauce.  But mostly they'll be eaten.

The other fruit (bananas, strawberries, grapes, kiwi) will just get eaten.  Mmmm.  There is lettuce enough for salads a couple days this week.  And beans enough to have those a couple days too.

I'm going to freeze the avocados.  I still have two around from two weeks ago... and guacamole in the fridge.

The stuff I still need to figure out is the cabbage and cucumbers.  I'm sure I'll come up with something.  But right now, I don't know what.  Oh, and the pomegranates.  Nobody here likes eating them plain.  I'll probably use one on a salad.  But I'll have to research things to do with the others...

I love my new location though.  So much closer, even if I have to get up even earlier for it.

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