Basket Breakdown – 6/23/2012

25 Jun

This week, I got a conventional basket for $15, a Mexican themed veggie pack for $8.50, and a DIY cookie pack for $10.

This week, I got cherries, bananas, lettuce, cantaloupe, mangoes, nectarines, onions, celery, potatoes, and tomatoes.

For the cherries, I was excited that our Target carries a cherry pitter that I saw Lori at My Kinda Rain do a review on.  It works great!  I feel so much better handing a bowl of cherries to my kids without having to worry about the pits.  This tool can be used on olives too, which I’m happy about since I like to get kalamata olives, which I usually can only find with the pits.  It really takes very little effort, both my kids (ages 3 and 5) were able to use it easily with my supervision.

We are working our way through the rest of the fruits and veggies, not sure what I will make with it all yet.  I have PLENTY of potatoes that I’m trying to come up with good ways to use them before they go bad.

The Mexican themed veggie pack had cilantro, avocados, garlic, green onions, yellow onions, tomatillos, jalapeno peppers, Mexican grey squash, green chiles, and limes.  I will probably make my usual Salsa Verde and Guacamole or Fish Tacos.  I may roast the green chiles to chop up and put in some breakfast burritos.

And, last but not least, the DIY cookie pack.  This time it was themed for the 4th of July.  A few of our cookies were a little broken, but that didn’t make much difference to us!  My girls and I still had a great time decorating and eating them.

Note: The type and amount of food may vary from another basket because of geographic location and because of variances in how case ends are distributed once everything is distributed evenly. I also volunteered and got an extra item for volunteering.

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