Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: December 14

Bountiful Baskets time again.



Included in my TWO baskets, that means:
  • Four heads cauliflower
  • Six bunches of celery
  • Two heads of Romaine lettuce
  • 18 chili peppers
  • 20 rainbow carrots
  • 8 bunches of broccoli
  • 9 onion bulbs
  • 2 bags of red grapes
  • 12 bananas
  • 26 Fuji apples
What in the world do I do with all of this? Right now, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.
  • Fruit is all easy.  Very easy.  There is no thought required with any of it.  It will just be eaten.
  • I'm thinking seriously about a Mexican Lasagna for dinner tonight.  I have tomatoes that need to be used, and I'd use up some of the chilis and some onions too.
  • The rest of the peppers, I might chop and freeze.
  • Carrots will probably just be eaten.  I don't have to necessarily plan for them.
  • Celery - wow.  This is a lot of celery.  I really don't know how to use it all.
  • I'm going to be doing some broccoli/potato/cauliflower soup.  Like every night for dinner for the next week.  Oy.
  • Sending Dale with salads to work. 
I also got the fruit lover's pack -- the citrus edition.  Wow.



That includes:
  • Two absolutely enormous pomelos.  E-Nor-Mous. The photo does not remotely convey how huge these things are.
  • 30 oranges
  • 20 little tangerines
  • 6 lemons
  • 1 lime
I think we can all feast on a pomelo for breakfast, two mornings this week. The oranges and tangerines will just be eaten.  I still have key limes from last week's tropical pack, so I think I'll add this one to those to make dessert.  Something key lime pie-ish.  And the lemons, well, if I can pears, I'll use at least a couple of them.  Otherwise, I don't know.  I might do up some homemade lemonade.  You know, sleigh bells ring, frosty the snowman, and 60 degree temperatures -- sounds like lemonade time to me.




3 comments:

Wendy Ross said...

Hey, Debra, I have a YUMMY cauliflower cheese soup. Interested? ;)We've been craving it, and CARROTS, around here lately!! LOL Wish they had Bountiful Baskets or something like that around here...

Debra Brinkman said...

Wendy ---

YES.

Yes, I definitely want a recipe.

Most certainly.

Wendy Ross said...

I posted the recipe on my blog, if you want to hop over there for it. :) Or, I suppose I could copy and paste it here, too, if you'd rather. ;)

http://www.lifeatrossmont.net/2013/12/cauliflower-cheese-soup.html