22 January 2011

Bountiful Baskets Day #1

When I mentioned on my blog a few weeks ago that I wanted to start feeding my family more healthy food, my friend Amanda suggested that I look into Bountiful Baskets (a food co-op). So I did.
On Monday I ordered a basket of fresh fruits and veggies for $15. This morning I got Sam up at quarter to 7 to pick up baskets for me and Amanda. It was dark and exciting outside, I loved it! We got so much food, I just had to blog about it.
Here's what we got:
1 pineapple
6 bananas
3 grapefruit
7 pears
7 apples
7 lemons
4 HUGE potatoes
2 bundles of broccoli
1 bundle of asparagus
1 head of lettuce
1 head of kale
7 Roma tomatoes

So for day one... Ryan and I split a grapefruit for lunch. I couldn't eat my half because I burned my tongue on hot chocolate last night and the acid kept hurting my mouth. I made lemonade, using all 7 lemons. It is pretty dang amazing (even though drinking it hurt my mouth). For dinner Ryan and I each had a baked potato, which we shared with Sam, and some asparagus.
Pretty good, right? I don't really know what to do with the kale, so right now it is sitting in a bowl on the kitchen table. It's purple and pretty!
In other news, Sam's canine teeth are coming in. He isn't eating a lot of solid food right now, so today he had a case of the super poops. Then he got bum rash from all the wiping. The poor little guy walks around like he has a stick up his bum. It would be a little funny if he wasn't so sad. Luckily he went right to sleep so he could get some relief. That pretty much sums up my day.


Denver's Dining Diva said...

We Love Kale - here's 2 ways I cook it.
1. Plain wash & rough chop it, put 1 TBS of olive oil in a pan over medium & wilt the kale.
2. rough chop kale & mushrooms add a handful of cherry or grape tomatoes. Cook Mushrooms first with a little seasoning salt, then add kale & tomatoes. Cook until Kale is glossy & tomatoes split - that's our favorite way to eat Kale. Enjoy.

Ty and Ber said...

I did the bountiful basket thing a while ago. I loved all the fresh produce. I didn't like waking up early to get my basket though so I stopped.
I always split the basket with someone else, I felt like we couldn't go through a whole basket on our own.
Have fun with it.