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.


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 Chowder

Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Dip

Corn & Cheese Chowder


Blackberry Cake

Purple Cow Frozen Yogurt

Blackberry Limeade

Baby Carrots:

Cracker Barrel Baby Carrots

Salad in a Jar

Lettuce Wraps


Tomato and Basil Bruschetta


Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread

Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread

Tropical Fruit Sorbet


Bang Bang Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower with White Sauce


Easy Blender Salsa

Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Baked Onion Rings


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.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: