Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bountiful Baskets, week 2

This is what I picked up this week.

On the fruit side:

I'm sure my husband will be thrilled with the blueberries as that is one fruit that he just adores. We got one cantaloupe last week and it was delicious so I'm glad to get two of them this week. Since we were down to one banana from last week's haul, the new ones won't go to waste for sure. Grapes, nectarines and oranges round out the fruits.

As for the vegetables:

I love green peppers and will probably dice them up right away to start using in my eggs for breakfast or with some chicken and brown rice for lunch. We got corn last week as well and it was wonderful so I'm happy to see more of the same. I still have iceberg lettuce from last week and I'll most likely mix that with the Romaine I got this week to make a healthier salad with the cherry tomatoes. I'm not a huge fan of squash but with only two to deal with, I'm sure I can make stir fry of some sort that incorporates them. And I'll be perfectly honest when I tell you I have no idea what to do with white asparagus. Regular asparagus is not something I would go out of my way to consume, but supposedly the white is sweeter. There are directions on the packaging as to how to cook it so I'll give it a shot and see what happens.

I have already washed everything. I cut up the cantaloupes as soon as they were dry and put them in a storage container in the fridge. Last week I figured out that if I prepped the fruits and vegetables, I would eat them. As long as it was just as easy to grab as the other packaged snacks were, I actually made the right choice.


Madison said...

Those look yummy. I wonder if they have that program where we are.

joven said...
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AKT said...

Kelly, put the white Asparagus in your stir fry with the squash, yum, yum but don't over cook! Enjoy!