Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bountiful Baskets: August 3

Oh, wow.  These early mornings might kill me yet.

But I always have so much fun at Bountiful Baskets, and we always get so much great stuff.  I think I'll continue to contribute for a basket...

This week, I got two baskets, plus the Mexican veggie pack.  Here is a photo of ONE basket:

All together, in the two baskets, I got:
  • 2 heads Living Lettuce 
  • 2 bunches celery
  • 5 one-pound bags of carrots
  • 5 huge yellow onions
  • 6 gorgeous green peppers
  • 2 bunches mustard greens
  • 10 organic tomatoes on the vine
  • 16 nectarines
  • 3 Tuscan melons
  • 19 bananas, most of them being quite big
It was a heavy, heavy two baskets this time around.

What will we do with this haul?
  • Fruit will all be eaten.  
  • Except I think I'll can the nectarines, but we'll see.
  • Lettuce, celery, carrots, onions, green peppers and tomatoes are generally just staples that simply get used.  No planning necessary.
  • Mustard greens?  I have no clue.  People keep telling me I can saute 'em up and serve them like spinach.  Ewww.  I don't serve spinach that way as I think it is disgusting.  So I don't have any idea at all.
  • In reality, the tomatoes and at least some green peppers are going to combine with my Mexican pack to become salsa.  
  • And (another in reality confession) since I have so much celery and carrots, I'll be chopping up those and onions, in equal amounts, sauteing in olive oil, and freezing.  I add this to all kinds of stuff... spaghetti sauce, casseroles, crockpot dishes, anything I think of...

My Mexican pack was so very pretty:

It includes:
  • one enormous avocado
  • one garlic bulb
  • two huge yellow onions
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 big mild peppers
  • 4 jalepeno peppers
  • 5 tomatillos
  • 5 cayenne peppers
  • 10 itty bitty limes
 The Mexican pack is mostly going towards salsa and guacamole. 


Cristi said...

The Mexican pack looks really yummy! said...

We ordered BB for the first time this week - 2 baskets, grapes, nectarines and a gallon of coconut oil. I'm in the same boat as you with the mustard greens but I think I'll just steam them like kale and add to a fritatta.

Anonymous said...

That's quite impressive.