Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: February 23

Today was a rather frustrating Bountiful Baskets day.  We had committed to volunteering at the church food pantry from 12:00-2:00.  Theoretically, that shouldn't be a problem, as our Basket pickup is at 11:00.  But the truck has been on time once EVER on a B week, so I don't know why I thought it might be different this week.

They had tortillas though.  So I had to contribute for a basket.  And of course, the truck ended up 2.5 hours late (12:30), smack dab in the middle of when I couldn't be there.  Dale had to be at work today for some dumb reason... of course.  Fortunately, I did have a wonderful person volunteer to pick my basket up for me, so we cruised over and got it after the food pantry.  Thanks, Kat!

I only got one basket this week, so it was really easy to figure out what was what when I got home.  This week, we got:

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1.5 pounds of broccoli
  • 8 rainbow carrots (a bit over 2 pounds)
  • 1 bunch red leaf lettuce (yay!  leaf lettuce again!)
  • a 5-lb bag of potatoes
  • plus another bag of potatoes, roughly 2 pounds worth
  • 1 pineapple
  • 10 bananas, pretty much ready to be eaten now
  • 4 grapefruit
  • 11 mercots (tangerine-like things anyway, not positive what kind)
  • 4 fuji apples
So how will this be used?
  • Eggplants are going into a lasagne casserole-y thing tomorrow.  For my birthday.
  • We'll do some broccoli with lunches this week.
  • Broccoli and carrots will go onto the veggie tray we need to put together for the Mother-Daughter Tea next weekend.
  • Lettuce and potatoes just get used.  No planning necessary.
  • Grapefruit is going to be my breakfast this week.
  • The rest of the fruit just gets eaten, no planning necessary.
I'm thinking I'll take some photos tomorrow and actually <gasp> post a recipe.

1 comment:

Kate said...

That is a lot of orange and yellow! What a cool basket. :)