For those of you who haven't heard about Bountiful Baskets or who have thought about doing it but need more information to help you decide, I am going to try to post about what I get from my Bountiful Basket every week. And, just for kicks, I might post the meals that I make with all this produce.
Without further ado, here is what I received this week:
(For fun, I have also put the price of each item at our local WalMart)
4 tangerines $.48 each
1 lb. bananas $.52/lb
1 bunch lettuce $1.44
1 head cauliflower $2.68
1 head broccoli 1.88 each
3 avacados $.74 each
6 tomatoes $1.34/lb
1 pineapple $2.50 each
1 melon $3.48 each
8 oz mushrooms $1.68 each6 kiwis (I'm guessing $.40 each because they don't carry them right now)
Brussels sprouts $1 (guessing again)
Grand total: approximately $25 (I had to guess on a few, since I don't have a produce scale at home....) Not a bad dea, eh? $15 of fresh produce without having to spend half an hour fighting the crazy Wal- Mart Crowds!
I honestly don't know how to cook brussels sprouts, and I don't like mushrooms. But I will figure out something to do with them!
These are some meals that I think I'll make based off of these ingredients:
- Cauliflower soup (using the cauliflower and some leftover carrots and celery from last week.)
- Chicken, steamed broccoli and lemon rice
- Asian beef (I'm feeling some mushrooms for the honey here) fried rice, and roasted brussels sprouts.