Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: August 3

Oh, wow.  These early mornings might kill me yet.

But I always have so much fun at Bountiful Baskets, and we always get so much great stuff.  I think I'll continue to contribute for a basket...

This week, I got two baskets, plus the Mexican veggie pack.  Here is a photo of ONE basket:


All together, in the two baskets, I got:
  • 2 heads Living Lettuce 
  • 2 bunches celery
  • 5 one-pound bags of carrots
  • 5 huge yellow onions
  • 6 gorgeous green peppers
  • 2 bunches mustard greens
  • 10 organic tomatoes on the vine
  • 16 nectarines
  • 3 Tuscan melons
  • 19 bananas, most of them being quite big
It was a heavy, heavy two baskets this time around.

What will we do with this haul?
  • Fruit will all be eaten.  
  • Except I think I'll can the nectarines, but we'll see.
  • Lettuce, celery, carrots, onions, green peppers and tomatoes are generally just staples that simply get used.  No planning necessary.
  • Mustard greens?  I have no clue.  People keep telling me I can saute 'em up and serve them like spinach.  Ewww.  I don't serve spinach that way as I think it is disgusting.  So I don't have any idea at all.
  • In reality, the tomatoes and at least some green peppers are going to combine with my Mexican pack to become salsa.  
  • And (another in reality confession) since I have so much celery and carrots, I'll be chopping up those and onions, in equal amounts, sauteing in olive oil, and freezing.  I add this to all kinds of stuff... spaghetti sauce, casseroles, crockpot dishes, anything I think of...

My Mexican pack was so very pretty:



It includes:
  • one enormous avocado
  • one garlic bulb
  • two huge yellow onions
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 big mild peppers
  • 4 jalepeno peppers
  • 5 tomatillos
  • 5 cayenne peppers
  • 10 itty bitty limes
 The Mexican pack is mostly going towards salsa and guacamole. 







3 comments:

Cristi said...

The Mexican pack looks really yummy!

LaughingLioness said...

We ordered BB for the first time this week - 2 baskets, grapes, nectarines and a gallon of coconut oil. I'm in the same boat as you with the mustard greens but I think I'll just steam them like kale and add to a fritatta.

lighthouseharbor said...

That's quite impressive.