Bountiful Baskets – 2/4/2012

4 Feb

Man, I got a workout volunteering today!  I was helping out with the extras at sign out, and with 25 lb bags of carrots, 35+lb boxes of apples, 12 lb buckets of honey, and gallons of olive oil, it was a lot of lifting.  Now, I’m exhausted, but still trying to get everything prepped and put away.  The veggie baskets were packed this week, a little light on fruit, but I’m ok with that.  I love the veggies and can come up with a lot more to cook with veggies anyway.

This week, I got the conventional basket for $15, the guacamole veggie pack for $8.50, and the tortilla chip pack for $4.50, so after the $1.50 handling fee, I paid $29.50 for this week.  Here is what I got:

Russet potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, asparagus, celery, broccoli, pineapple, yellow onions, apples, Asian pears, and strawberries.  In the front, right, is a plantain and vanilla beans.  These were in the Tropical Pack that was available as an extra that a friend of mine got, but she didn’t think she’d use, so she passed them on to me.  She also gave me her radish bunch, which will get eaten fast in this house!

In the upper left is the Tortilla Chip pack, they are very pretty!  These I will bake in the oven.  The rest is the Guacamole Veggie Pack, tons of cilantro, green onions, limes, lemons, jalapenos, yellow onions, garlic, and of course, avocados!  So excited to make Guacamole!

 

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.  I also volunteered this week and got 1 extra item for volunteering.

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  1. Guacamole Turkey and Roast Beef Wrap « My Gems of Parenting - February 9, 2012

    […] afternoon, I finally got around to making Guacamole using all the ingredients from my guacamole pack.  The avocados were beautiful, and the guacamole turned out amazing!  I ended up with about 5 […]

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