Okay, so here is a photo of the produce in my basic basket from Bountiful Baskets today. Thomas picked the background... I think this would have looked better with fewer bright colors behind it!
Anyway, my basket had:
- one bunch celery
- 2 English cucumbers (I'm pretty sure I've never had any of these!)
- 1 head of some type of lettuce
- about 3/4 pound of green beans
- 10 oz. package of little tomatoes
- Over a pound of white sweet potatoes
- 7 peaches
- 3 mongo mangoes (they are HUGE)
- 8 plums
- 1 organic cantaloupe
- 6 bananas
- a pound of strawberries
- 2 big yellow onions
- 1 bulb garlic
- 2 bunches green onions
- 2 avocadoes
- 5 limes
- 10 tomatillos
- 4 (jalepeno?) peppers
- 8 other peppers (okay, so I could identify all but this)
- 1 bunch of cilantro
I have sat down with my list of produce in the last couple weeks, and I'm telling you, this really is a great value. Maybe not for everyone... but I really don't have time to do a ton of running around to find quality produce at the best possible prices. And I really think that even in my super-shopper hey-dey I would have been hard pressed to actually *beat* these prices.
What I love more than anything about doing Bountiful Baskets is that my kids are actually eating FRUIT on a consistent basis now.
So, for dinner, we had burritos. And I browned up some ground beef and froze it. I used an onion with that. I also used half a jalepeno, some of the lettuce, some garlic, and a lime, and a bunch of the tortillas. The kids had a plum each as a snack.
Tomorrow, I'm planning to make this guacamole. I'm also planning to make up some chili to freeze, so that will probably take care of the other onion, and maybe some mystery pepper too.
I'm going to have to work on figuring out something to do with all the peaches, as I'm not wanting to use my oven, nor are we likely to get through them all before they start going bad.
I do need to start figuring out ways to bury celery in other cooking... I probably should have fried some up with the hamburger earlier.
You really should check out the website, and if there is a location near you, you ought to check it out. If you live in Colorado, I'd really love for you to check it out.