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