Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: August 17

Early, early morning... and Richard and Trina were up before I was, waiting for me in the living room.  We were out of the house before 4:30.  Running the site has some serious disadvantages, but hey, it was still great.

Here's a photo of one basket:

I had contributed for two baskets, and between the two, I got:

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 bunches spinach
  • 3 English cucumbers (HOW did I end up picking a basket with an extra cucumber?)
  • 3 1-lb bags of baby carrots
  • 6 avocadoes
  • 11 roma tomatoes
  • 2 pineapples
  • 2 bags of grapes
  • 13 bananas
  • 4  mangoes
  • 16 yellow plums
We also got a package of wraps and a package of corn tortillas.

What will we do with this stuff?
  • Lettuce, carrots, plums, bananas, pineapples, and grapes will just be eaten
  • The tomatoes are going with some of my remaining Hatch Chilies from last week to can my own Rotel
  • Spinach -- this may be added to salads, but most will probably go into my Greek scrambled egg breakfasts (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta cheese -- and scrambled eggs)
  • Avocadoes -- I'll be making guacamole this time around.  I may try to hide some in a Mexican lasagna or something (which would also use up some of my remaining Hatch Chilies)
  • Mangoes -- used in smoothies
  • English Cucumbers -- I have no idea. Cucumbers are the one veggie we just can't seem to end up actually using.


Unknown said...

I love cucumber/tomato/onion salad -- put it all in some diluted vinegar with salt and pepper for a few hours.

so yummy!

Cristi said...

Now I'm disappointed that I didn't try to figure out a way to get a basket this weekend. :( Yours looks so good!