Monday, October 22, 2012

Bountiful Baskets #'s 7 and 8


Basket #7 was an organic box, Mexican theme veggie pack, harvest pack and 9-grain bread.

Basket #8 was a conventional box (left), an organic box (right) and 9-grain bread.  I traded some of my original onions for some extra pomegranates that's why there are several of them.

We have really been enjoying having a variety of "new" foods.  Sometimes we find things that we don't like as much, but usually I can try a couple different recipes and come up with something we can do with everything, that almost everyone will eat.  It's time to try squash again.  This week we received acorn squash and butternut squash.  I also have the squashes and pumpkins from our harvest pack 2 weeks ago that have been decorating our home.  I enjoy the savings by ordering through Bountiful Baskets and I also enjoy not having to peruse the produce aisle in the grocery store.  Then I plan our meals making sure we are using the produce we have on hand.  If we have more than we can use of something I try to freeze it or give it to a friend who will use it.  This also works well if something will go bad before we can use it.

2 comments:

  1. What are your plans for your pomegranates? I got five & they are completely new to me. Too bad we're not at the same location - I would gladly have traded them for your onions - we go through lots of those! :) I made butternut squash soup tonight - my first experience with butternut squash - it was pretty tasty!

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    1. Steph, I have a recipe to make Pink Grapefruit Pomegranate Marmalade that I've been wanting to try. I need to get some pink grapefruits still, but I only need one cup of pomegranate juice. Kent and Katy learned a little about pomegranates in their Sunday School class this week so I guess we will try at least one plain as well. I've had them before and like the flavor, but I'm not keen on the seeds (which are edible).

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