Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bountiful Baskets for July 7

I love Bountiful Baskets!!  For only $15 per basket, every other week (in my state... most places that have Bountiful Baskets seem to have it every week) I get to go hang out with great people while helping to load up the baskets for everyone, and I come home with yummy fruit and lots of veggies.

We purchased three baskets again this week, so once again, I brought a LOT home with me.

Pictured is the produce from ONE basket.  I describe the total for all three though (which cost me $46.50)

Fruit included:
  • 4 1-lb package of strawberries
  • 3 bags of green grapes
  • 24 limes
  • 30 nectarines
  • 27 plums
  • 4 enormous mangoes
 Veggies included:
  • 5 bunches of leaf lettuce
  • 4 heads of cauliflower
  • 3 big bags of green beans
  • 16 beautiful tomatoes
  • 21 fabulous, huge baking potatoes

What are we going to do with all of this?
  • Cauliflower - I chopped up one and declared it "free food" so the kids are free to munch on it whenever they want.  I made spaghetti alfredo with another.  The other two are in the cooler.  I'm probably going to chop 'em and freeze 'em, but I may cut one up for the kids to munch on.
  • Lettuce, oh, my.  Five of those.  That is more than we are likely to get through, let me tell you.  I have one washed, torn up, and available in the fridge as "free food" and we are likely to do a couple of salads for dinners.  I also bought bacon, as I am thinking BLTs tomorrow for lunch.
  • Green beans - we'll do two dinners, and I think I'm going to get the other bag frozen. 
  • Potatoes, well, we always have 30-40 pounds of potatoes around, so these will be used somehow.  These are great baking potatoes, so if it is cool enough some evening, I may bake a bunch.
  • Tomatoes -- besides the BLTs, these are just a staple and will get used.
  • Limes -- I'm looking at making up some limeade concentrate.
  • Mangoes will be the basis of some smoothies this week.
  • The rest of the fruit will probably just be eaten.  I may can some nectarines.  I'll probably can some nectarines.  


Unknown said...

yummy! I wish we had Bountiful Baskets here. we do have a place called "the terminal" that sells produce to local grocery stores. they will let individuals buy in bulk, so one of our co-op moms goes about once a month or so and then we all divide up the food. I usually come home with more than we can eat for about $20!

Alane @RaH said...

I have to say, I'm SOOOOO jealous of your Bountiful Baskets program. Especially with Dave's juicing (he did SO GOOD on vacation). It's not Biblical but, yeah, I covet your BB produce. Enjoy!