Sunday, May 20, 2012

This Week's Basket

Whoops, I'm a little slow getting this up. I barely had time to pick up my Bountiful Basket yesterday, much less decide what I'm going to do with it and blog about it! Tonight my husband is finally on his way home after being gone for a week, so I figured I better get a meal plan in place so I can feed him this week!

This week's basket included honeydew melon, red pears, lemons, apricots, blackberries, bananas, corn, onions, tomatoes, a cucumber, carrots, green peppers, and cauliflower. Nothing too exotic, so it should be pretty easy to use up! Here are my plans:

Honeydew: cut up and keep in the fridge to snack on

Pears: salt and eat

Lemons: lemon coconut cookies, freeze juice for later use

Apricots: smoothies, eat as is

Blackberries: smoothies, blackberries & cream

Bananas: tropical banana bread, banana cream pie, smoothies

Corn: steam and eat

Onions: It's a good thing onions last for a while because we don't really eat onions and there are tons of them. I can only make so much salsa. Maybe I'll branch out and try onion rings.

Tomatoes: bacon tomato sandwiches, salsa

Cucumber: Fritos salad, slice and dip in hummus

Carrots: meatloaf, cut into sticks and eat with hummus

Green peppers: stuffed peppers, Fritos salad

Cauliflower: I would normally roast it, but this week I want to try a new recipe for cheesy cauliflower pancakes!


  1. I am glad you post this bc I needed some ideas! Also, you can chop the onions and freeze them for later. That is probably what I am going to do.

    1. Good call Courtney! I do that with celery, don't know why I didn't think to do it with onions! I do believe I'll be adding some diced onions to my freezer!