Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bountiful Baskets Organic Basket - May 19th 2012

Such a beautiful morning here in Henderson.  I'm thankful I had to get my butt out side and pick up my basket early this morning, because otherwise I probably would not have stepped outside to appreciate what a beautiful calm morning it was.

My Dad used to always get up early and enjoy the peaceful mornings outside before we came rolling out of bed.  I remember he used to say it was his favorite time of day.  Of course I never understood then, my pillow looked a lot more fun those days.  As your life progresses and becomes more hectic, that morning time is the only sanity you really get on a daily basis.  I'm a believer now.  Quiet mornings rock.

I was really happy with the organic basket this week.  Last week, I was a little disappointed there was not more veggies to spread out through the week, but not this time. The veggies really pulled through and there is a ton of them!

 

This weeks organic basket contained:
5 lb bag of carrots
1 bag of green beans
1 bunch broccolini
1 head cauliflower
1 small squash
1 bunch of green onions
1 huge red bell pepper (seriously the biggest pepper I have ever seen)
1 pint of red cherry tomatoes
1 large bunch of Italian Parsley
1 avocado
1 cantaloupe
5 cameo apples
1 pint of blueberries

I still have my eggplant left over from last week and it still looks great.  I really don't know what to do with it.  I have tried making eggplant parm once.  The dish looked beautiful, but it just didn't taste very good to us.  I'm just afraid to cook with it now.

  
Help! Anyone have any suggestions what to do with it?

After I picked up my basket I ran down to our community garden and got to pick some lettuce.  We didn't get any in our basket this week which was perfect for me!  There is so much butter lettuce growing right now that needs to be used.  The garden is looking better and better each week, and I am so grateful to be apart of this amazing garden adventure.

I see some lettuce wraps in my future :) 

Have a happy happy weekend, and please pass on advice about the eggplant if you have any.

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