Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: August 31

Oh, what a fun Bountiful Baskets morning!  Getting up wasn't so good.  As I was heading to bed way too late last night, I realized that I had a ginormous stockpot of apples simmering, and a regular stockpot of tomatoes.

So I had to stay up another hour to get the apples sauced, and the tomatoes too.  But, 1 quart of tomato sauce, 2 quarts of applesauce, and 1 quart of apple juice... yeah, probably worth a bit less sleep.

Anyway, today I got a basket, a 36 pound box of pears, a 25 pound box of Roma tomatoes, and something new:  a stew pack.

Here's a photo of my basket:

It includes:
  • 2 ears of bi-color corn (I know, only one is pictured)
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 bunch organic broccoli
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 4 big russet potatoes
  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 7 Hatch chilies (hot)
  • 2 cantaloupe
  • 8 bananas
  • 3 peaches
  • 4 Asian pears
My Stew Pack ($7.50) looked like this:

This includes:
  • 5 pounds potatoes
  • 1 pound bag of carrots
  • 1 big bunch celery
  • 4 onions
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 1 big bunch kale
  • 1 bunch parsley, I'm pretty sure
  • 3 bay leaves

I have no idea yet what I'm doing with everything.  I'll brainstorm it a bit though:
  • melons, Asian pears, peaches, and bananas will just get eaten, as will some of the Bartlett pears.
  • Lettuce and potatoes are staples that just get used.
  • Green peppers and Hatch chilies will probably both be used along with some of the tomatoes from the big box to can either some Rotel-type thing, or possibly salsa
  • Corn we'll eat with dinner tonight
  • Broccoli we'll roast with olive oil and salt and have tomorrow night
  • Zucchini -- I'm still thinking about that.  I've got a bunch more to go with it.  
  • Stew pack -- I'm hoping to do some type of potato-kale soup, and I want to do a crockpot meal with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I pick up my basket tonight in Oregon so its nice to know ahead of time what's coming. Thanks for posting