Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bountiful Baskets: January 7

It was so nice to get back to doing Bountiful Baskets this week.  And we had some extra money, so we were able to get two baskets... plus a box of tangerines and some olive oil.

The baskets are good.  Some basic stuff, and most of this will be easy to get used.  I did not get a picture, as I'm just feeling kind of foggy today.  I also did not volunteer, as I really didn't need to be handling anyone else's food today.

Two baskets:
  • 14 bananas
  • 2 bags of BIG black grapes
  • 3 boxes blackberries
  • 16 Fuji apples
  • 4 Asian pears
  • 11 clementines
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 bunches of lettuce
  • 3 bunches of spinach
  • 2 bunches of broccoli
  • 4 English cucumbers
  • 4 bunches of radishes
Plans for all of this?

The fruit will all be eaten, that is easy.  Lettuce will be used in salads or sandwiches, tomatoes just get used in normal life.  The spinach will go into salads, breakfasts (I love spinach in scrambled eggs!) and maybe something like lasagna.  The broccoli will be used as a veggie with dinner sometime this week, and the other bunch I'll probably do a soup.

What I could use suggestions for though... the cucumbers and the radishes.  I hate radishes.  I don't know that the kids have ever had them.  The cucumbers, well, I'll probably slice one up each day and let the kids snack on the slices with ranch dressing.  Unless someone gives me a better idea.

Honestly, the food pantry that serves our rural area is open this morning.  I'm tempted to drive over there and offer them the radishes.  I'm sure there are people there who would LOVE to get them.


Leah Courtney said...

I've never heard of Bountiful Baskets, but all that fruit sure does sound good!

Unknown said...

I hardly ever use our radishes either, but when I do I slice one very thin and then in tiny slivers and add it to my salad. Cut that small a radish adds a nice mild bite to my salad. And usually, it is too much work and I end up throwing them out after they shrivel. When my mother-in-law is here she eats them whole, and slices them large to top her salad. Yikes! I need to put them on my do-not-send list with my CSA...