What a difference a week can make! We had rain and snow last weekend and this weekend there is record heat and we are up in the high 80’s. Crazy but I love the warmer weather. Plus it means that we will start to see great summer fruits in our baskets and today was just the beginning with strawberries!!
This weeks basket had bananas, onions, roma tomatoes, lemons, strawberries, corn, apples, yellow squash, kiwi, spinach, lettuce, and celery.
Don’t forget that as the weather gets warmer you lettuce and spinach will look a bit wilted from sitting in the sun. It will perk back up if you soak it in a ice bath or even just cold water for 15-30 minutes when you get home. As the weather gets warmer make sure that after you get your basket you head straight home and get it into the refrigerator or it will spoil quickly in a hot car while running errands.
Strawberries: If they last long enough to make something with them.
Strawberry Lemonade (also uses lemons)
Strawberry Cake (love this recipe)
Mini Florentine Cups (making this tonight)
Chicken Parmesan Bundles
Spinach Mushroom Cannelloni
Chicken Florentine Bowtie Pasta
White Pizza with Spinach and Tomatoes
Corn & Cheese Chowder
Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Dip
Eggs Benedict (my favorite and we are making this this week)
Chex Lemon Buddies
Strawberry Filled Butter Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Greek Chicken Wraps
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta (making this this week)
Caramel Apple Dip
Fruit Dip (great with strawberries)
Baked Apple Crisps
Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Glazed Apples
Chocolate Chip Coconut Banana Bread
Pineapple, Banana, Coconut, and White Chocolate Chip Bread
Tropical Fruit Sorbet