Basket Breakdown – 4/14/2012

14 Apr

Today’s distribution was windy, rainy, and cold, something fairly unusual for Arizona!  I was very close to turning on the air conditioning earlier this week, but had to turn my heat back on today.  I’m trying to figure out if it really is mid-April!   But, moving around, filling up baskets was a great way to keep warm and there was a great group of volunteers who still made it all happen despite the weather.

This week, I got the conventional basket for $15, the Asian themed veggie pack for $8.50, and 2 25-lb bags of carrots for $9 each.  Here is how it all looked:

My basket had yellow onions, Romaine lettuce, zucchini, yellow squash, Roma tomatoes, oranges, lemons, bananas, pineapple, pears, Pink Lady apples, and kiwi.

Here are some recipe ideas:

Zucchini: Italian Crescent Zucchini Pie, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake (can also use yellow squash), Sausage, Zucchini, and Tomatoes over Rice (can also use yellow squash and the Roma tomatoes in place of the canned tomatoes)

Yellow Squash: Yellow Squash Casserole, Yellow Squash Fritters (can use zucchini instead)

Roma tomatoes: Pizza Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Greek Salsa

Lemons: Lemon Herb Chicken, Kotopoulo Lemonato, Avgolemono Soup

Pears: Pear Cake

Apples: Apple Crisp, Applesauce

Bok Choy, Napa cabbage, celery, yellow onion, garlic, ginger root, green onion, water chestnuts, peas, and basil.

Here are some recipe ideas:

Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad – One of my favorites!  Also uses green onion.

Stir fry to go along with Sesame Chicken, Orange Chicken or Lemon Chicken, using Bok Choy, water chestnuts, peas, onion, and ginger.

Finally, here is one of the 25 lb bags of carrots.  One of these bags is going to my friend for her horses.  The other bag is for me, and I plan on cutting a lot of them for snacks for us, making a Carrot Cake, using them in the stir fry I mentioned above, and in soups/stews, like Slow Cooker Chicken and Noodles and Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup.


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.


This post is participating in a LinkUp Party with Healthy Mom’s Kitchen to share recipes and menu plans using Bountiful Baskets items.

2 Responses to “Basket Breakdown – 4/14/2012”


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