Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: February 9

We had an awesome Bountiful Baskets day today.  It helped that I had three sons with me to volunteer, which meant a hefty portion of volunteer extras.  But I don't count those in what I list below!

Here is a photo of one basket:

William did the arranging today
I contributed for two baskets though, so my total between them, roughly, was:
  • 3 heads of cabbage
  • 2 bunches of spinach
  • 3 enormous yams
  • 3 spaghetti squash
  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 2 boxes of grape tomatoes
  • 19 bananas
  • 2 3-lb bags of Braeburn apples
  • 11 comice pears
  • 25 tangerine-like things
I also split a box of roma tomatoes and a box of cara cara oranges with a friend.

I priced out my baskets at Safeway by adding up the two baskets and dividing by two... so 1.5 heads of cabbage, for instance.  Grand total:  $36.28.  I contributed $15 per basket, and it would have cost me another $21.28 to get the same stuff at Safeway.  Well, almost the same stuff.  I used the price of tangerines instead of whatever these things actually are.

What are we going to do with it all?  I.  Have.  No.  Idea.
  • The fruit will just be eaten.
  • Cauliflower will be used in an alfredo dish.
  • cabbage?  not sure yet.  I'm still trying to figure out something we really love.
  • spaghetti squash?  we'll experiment a bit there too.  
  • Grape tomatoes will probably be eaten on salads and the like
  • Yams will probably become at least a couple meals worth of veggie side dish
  • Spinach -- I love spinach in scrambled eggs
I love Bountiful Baskets.


Debbie said...

I don't know if you like it or not but I know we are going to use our cabbage for stuffed cabbage. Very similar to stuffed green peppers just roll it up in the cabbage leaves, have to blanch the leaves first though.

Debra said...

I should do that, Debbie! I do like stuffed cabbage, I just always think it sounds like too much work to actually make it. But once in a while, that'd be worth it.