Thomas accompanied me this morning, though as it turned out, we really didn't NEED extra volunteers. You just never know though. It was a great basket day, though I can't say I'm excited about any of the veggies. We'll use stuff, of course, but nothing makes me jump up and down with excitement.
Here is a photo of ONE basket:
Between my two baskets, I got:
- 2 heads of green leaf lettuce
- 2 heads of endive
- 4 beets
- 10 red onions
- 8 yellow squash
- 20 bananas
- 9 red pears
- 18 Granny Smith apples
- 11 persimmons
- 9 pomegranates
- 12 kiwi
What will we do with all of this?
- The lettuce and endive will go to salads. I'll be making the kids eat a salad a day here for awhile, I think, as we still have lettuce from last week.
- The apples and pomegranates are going to be turning into apple-pomegranate crisp. Mostly for the freezer. We have some apples left from last week that will go into this too.
- I think I'm going to can a batch of pears, hoping for 7 quarts out of it. We have pears left from last week too, though not too many.
- I'm dehydrating the persimmons.
- Kiwi and bananas will just be eaten.
- I may not dehydrate these particular onions, but because I have them, I'll be dehydrating others. I'm going to make my own onion powder.
- Squash -- I'm going to be playing with those. I saw a squash au gratin recipe, for one. And I was already planning for spaghetti tonight, so one of the squash will go into that.
- Beets. Yeah. I never know what to do with beets. I'll be pulling out my Polish cookbooks, and I will find a thing or two to try. Maybe I'll make my own borscht. I've never done that.