My basket is so totally yummy today!
I contributed for three baskets again, and... another lady at the site asked me if I wanted her corn. Her husband can't have it, so she didn't want to bring it home. I swapped her a couple English cucumbers for her corn.
The above basket had an extra raspberry. One of the other baskets had an extra cantaloupe and an extra English cucumber, and the other had an extra bag of grapes.
So all total, I brought home:
- Twenty ears of corn
- 3 bunches of broccoli
- 3 bags of carrots
- 2 English cucumbers
- 6 zucchini
- 3 heads of living butter lettuce
- 3 pounds of strawberries
- 4 6-oz packages of raspberries
- 12 big plums
- 5 bags of grapes
- 4 cantaloupes
Corn will be served with dinner, three times (including tonight, with just the four of us) and I'll freeze two ears worth.
Broccoli -- we'll do up a tuna-broccoli casserole for lunch one day this week, some type of stir fry with broccoli for lunch another day, and I'll chop one up and have it available in the fridge as "free food" that the kids can grab whenever. Dale doesn't like broccoli, so I try to avoid serving it for dinner if I can.
Carrots -- I'll be chopping these (and celery and onions) and sauteing until I run out of celery. That will go in the freezer. I'll add some to the stir fry. And we'll definitely need to do some as a veggie with dinner a couple of times. Because I already had a few pounds of carrots in the house.
English cucumbers -- oh, I don't know. This is the one veggie we NEVER succeed in using. I'm begging for suggestions here. We can manage to go through about one-half of an English cucumber b slicing and eating it. So I have 1.5 more to do SOMETHING with.
Zucchini -- I think I'll be doing some baking (and probably freezing some of it)
Lettuce -- we'll keep doing salads. And I'll shred some carrots for the salads too.
Fruit -- I don't have specific plans for any of it. Just eating it. :)
You could chop up some cuc for your salad! Or I like to make a "fake greek" salad. A cucumber, two tomatoes, dice. Add a little red onion, chopped. Some feta cheese. Make a dressing with lemon juice and olive oil, oregano, dill, salt, pepper, and a couple cloves of garlic. SO GOOD!
I always love seeing your baskets, wish we had a bountiful baskets here!
When we have extra cucumbers I make fake pickles. Slice a cucumber and then also thinly slice some onion. (Maybe a 1/2 a cup of onion to 1 cucumber.) Put in bowl, then mix together vinegar, a little sugar, and dill. Pour over cuks and then salt and pepper to taste. Let sit in fridge for 4-6 hours.
I always love hearing what you get in your baskets. :-)
We love Bread Salad...Cucumbers, tomatoes and onion (sliced) with large yummy bread cubes from something similar to Ciabatta and a vinegrette dressing...I use Good Seasons Italian, but you can use what you like...Can add basil and mozzerella if you like, but we like it without best...
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