Bountiful Baskets June 14, 2012

Today I had AYSO coach training, so David had to go get the BB order. Of course I got a call just before 9am, right as training was starting, saying the truck had broken down about 30 miles outside of town and that it would be late. This quickly spiraled into David waiting in the blazing late morning sun for an hour while the kids stayed in the air conditioned van – likely very unamused. David was confused as to how it runs, and I admit you have to bumble around and sort of figure out what you’re doing on your own. I can’t say our pick up area is really good at helping those who don’t know what the hell they’re doing. David somehow ended up with just the main basket, and not the extras. Lucky I got out of training in time to pick up the stray goods.

This time around I got the 19# box of pineapples, the Italian Veggies pack, and the regular basket. Total price was $37.

Standard Offering

What I got: 1 bunch radish, 1 honeydew melon, 1 head of cauliflower, 1 bunch of kale, 1 box blueberries, 9 bananas, 3 yellow squash, 7 peaches, 9 plums, 4 ears of corn, and 5 tomatoes (on the vine).

I think I’m going to make kale lasagna one night, and curried cauliflower another night.

Italian Veggies Pack (not shown: parsley)

I forgot the parsley in this picture. Whoops. Other than that I got: 2 zucchini, 1 eggplant, 1 red onion, 1 yellow onion, 1 head of garlic, 1 pack of mushrooms, basil, rosemary, and thyme.

The herbs are pretty much a loss. I’ll be blunt – the bags stink to high hell, and the bagged herbs sat in 85+ degree heat for at least an hour. My basil was already brown and slimy. The yellow onion was also mushy, and I tossed it along with the basil. =X

As for the rest I think I’ll be making a nice pasta with mushrooms, onions, and garlic. I still need to find something to do with the eggplant, and the zucchini (I’m picky about how I eat it after my dad went on a zucchini kick when I was younger).

PIneapples!

I got 9 of these little guys. They’re not huge, but they’re just right for me to go crazy on without feeling super guilty. Oh and maybe the kids too. πŸ˜‰

As much as I like getting eggplant and zucchini I don’t think getting a pack like that again in this heat is going to happen. I can get most of those herbs from my neighbor for free, and the eggplant and zucchini are cheap enough to get alone. I also already have a Costco sized bag of sweet onions, and a container in the fridge of chopped garlic (I’m lazy sometimes, okay?). I also think I’ll be handling pick-up on my own, maybe bring Nola with me and teach her the ropes in case David has to do it again in an emergency. πŸ˜‰

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