What was in those baskets on May 19th

19 05 2012

Another hot day in Arizona but at least we got some great summer produce. Most of my fruit doesn’t last but a few days in the house. In fact my kids stopped by as we were cleaning up today with my husband and they ate a whole container of strawberries. So sometimes it doesn’t even make it home! Lots of great volunteers came out to help us today and we really do appreciate each and everyone of you, plus we have a lot of fun sorting produce on a warm Saturday afternoon.

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This weeks basket had corn, onions, cucumber, tomatoes, cauliflower, baby carrots, pears, bell peppers, apricots, lemons, bananas, blackberries, and strawberries.

Don’t forget that if you are unable to eat all of your basket you can freeze certain fruits and veggies to use later. I love to chop up my bell peppers and freeze them. Super easy to add to recipes, just measure out what you need from the freezer and throw it in. You can cook your corn and then remove the kernels from the cob and freeze. Berries freeze well on a cookie sheet and then once they are frozen just store in a Ziploc bag until you need them. They are great in smoothies or added to pancake batter.

Corn:

Corn Chowder

Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Dip

Corn & Cheese Chowder

Blackberries:

Blackberry Cake

Purple Cow Frozen Yogurt

Blackberry Limeade

Baby Carrots:

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Salad in a Jar

Lettuce Wraps

Tomatoes:

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Bananas:

Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

Tropical Fruit Sorbet

Cauliflower:

Bang Bang Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower with White Sauce

Onions:

Easy Blender Salsa

Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Baked Onion Rings

Strawberries:

Strawberry Cake

Fruit Dip

Fruit Smoothies

Strawberry Popsicles

Strawberry Lemonade

Italian Pack Ideas:

Eggplant Parmesan

Salisbury Steak

Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Cream Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken with Prosciutto, Fontina, and Mushroom sauce

BBQ Portobello Sliders

Mushrooms Sautéed with Garlic Butter

I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys their bounty from Bountiful Baskets. Let me know what you plan on making this week.

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