Bountiful Baskets – 1/14/2012

14 Jan

Once again, very pleased with today’s basket.  Some new things, and some we haven’t had in a while.  This week I got the conventional basket for $15 and the Italian themed veggie pack for $8.50, so after the $1.50 handling fee, it was $25 total for this week.  Here is what I got:

The conventional basket included bananas, a watermelon, a pineapple (not pictured because I gave it to the friend who gave me her unwanted vegetables last week), kiwi, oranges, tomatoes, avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, Brussels sprouts and mushrooms.

The Italian themed veggie pack included yellow onion, red onion, eggplant, mushrooms, Italian flat leaf parsley, fresh oregano, fresh rosemary, fresh basil, fresh bay leaves (I think that’s what they are), garlic, and lemons.

I’m currently working on my meal plan for this week using this produce.  My Italian veggie pack is quickly turning into a Greek veggie pack for me.  I’m going to use the red onion, a yellow onion, rosemary, oregano, and lemons to make Kotopoulo Lemonato (lemon chicken).  I’m thinking the eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, and the other yellow onion will be used to make Moussaka (Eggplant Casserole).  The Brussels sprouts I will shred and saute with cooked, crumbled bacon for a side dish one night.  I still have tomatoes from last week too, so I may try to make my own pasta sauce with them so I can make a pizza.  Still deciding what to do with the broccoli and cauliflower, although we might end up just eating it raw.  Maybe a pasta dish with it.

Note: The type and amount of food may vary from another basket because of geographic location and because of variances in how the ends of produce cases are distributed after everything has been distributed evenly.

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