Bountiful Baskets July 28

I didn’t post this right away on Saturday because I had other running around I had to do. Better late than never, right?

Nola and I took off just after 9am to head to the drop site. While stopped at the light where I turn to get on I-80 I got the confirmation up in my e-mail, and discovered that the volunteer time was 9:45, and pick-up was 10:45. Well, poop. I quickly called David and told him that we were going to volunteer and told him the times and how I messed up by not looking sooner. Nola is more than old enough to get some volunteering under her little belt. I stopped and got us a drink since it was already warm and there was a chance we would be outside the whole time, luckily we were not.

While I plan on volunteering again when I am able (soccer games are on Saturday, as is the Bountiful Basket pick-up), I must say that it can be a little crazy when you have no clue what you are doing. I got an extra package of blueberries since Sophia is obsessed with them, and another bell pepper. After all the extras were put into baskets one of the volunteers had a little more than she needed and offered some of her extras to me and another volunteer. πŸ˜€

Cost – $37

What I got – 25 pounds of lentils, 3 red bell peppers, 1 cantaloupe, 2 blueberry packs, 1 bag of grapes, 2 heads of lettuce, 1 pack of grape tomatoes, 1 bag of baby carrots, 3 English cucumbers, 11 red potatoes, 3 mangoes, 6 peaches, and 5 plums.

Volunteering is good.

I’m not sure I’ve ever had an English cucumber, but I do love me some Japanese style cucumber and vinegar salad (Mmm sushi appetizer). I think I might also try my hand at a lentil loaf, because clearly I have plenty! I’m also pretty sure that David will be taking down some of that lettuce in a sandwich with Vegemite for lunches this week. πŸ™‚

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