Basket Breakdown – 4/7/2012

8 Apr

Busy week at our site this week, I felt like I was running around everywhere!  But, it was a great day!

This week, I got the conventional basket for $15 and 5 loaves of organic 9 grain bread for $12, so $28.50 total after the handling fee.  Here is what was in the conventional baskets this week:

Pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, cameo apples, bananas, asparagus, celery, Romaine lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, yams, and broccoli.

Here are some recipe ideas:

Celery: Bread & Celery Dressing, How to Freeze Celery, Slow Cooker Chicken & Noodles, Turkey Cranberry Wreath (great if you are having turkey for Easter dinner and have leftovers!)

Asparagus: Excellent steamed, roasted or grilled.  I also like using it in stir fry.

Broccoli: Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo, Garlic Herb Chicken with Broccoli, Corn & Broccoli Casserole, Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup, Roasted Broccoli, Broccoli Cheese Cornbread, or in a stir fry with Sesame Chicken

Green beans:  I prefer them steamed, but these green beans are great raw as well

Yams (sweet potatoes):  Sweet Potato Cake with cream cheese frosting, Sweet Potato Pie, or my favorite, Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Apples: Apple Crisp, Applesauce

 

 

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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