Bountiful Baskets Meal Ideas – September 15

Saturday, September 15, 2012 13:22
Posted in category Nutrition, Recipes

I picked up my goodies from Bountiful Baskets bright and early this morning.  The kids and I always have fun guessing what we’ll get each week, and thinking up items we HOPE we’ll be seeing in our basket when we go to pick up.  This week we found:

  • a dulcinea watermelon
  • plums
  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • english cucumber
  • leaf lettuce
  • sweet potatoes (or are these yams??)
  • carrots
  • radishes
  • broccoli
  • green peppers

As usual, with 4 kids we’ll probably be able to eat up all of the fruit without too much thought. I have had a bit of trouble with stone fruit I’ve received from Bountiful Baskets in the past not ripening well, going straight from rock hard to wrinkly and unappetizing.  I’ve used Ball Flex Batch Pectin to whip up small batches (1-2 jars) of jam with some of this so-so fruit in the past, and the plums from this week may end up getting the same treatment.  Other tasty looking recipes for this week’s fruits include:

apple crisp

plum skillet cake

plum oatmeal crisp

watermelon slush

If there weren’t so many of us, I’d probably use the bell peppers to make stuffed peppers tonight. With only two, they’ll probably end up in fajitas or chili. My favorite ideas for the rest of the box include:

balsamic roasted carrots

radish tea sandwiches

pickled radishes

parmesan roasted broccoli

tomato cucumber salad with feta

twice baked sweet potatoes

sweet potato cupcakes with honey ginger buttercream

What do you plan on doing with the produce in your baskets?

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3 Responses to “Bountiful Baskets Meal Ideas – September 15”

  1. greg blue says:

    September 19th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Wonderful baskets! Anyone else love plums?

  2. Mel L. says:

    September 20th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetable. I am currently working on starting my own organic garden

  3. Plastic Surgical Masters says:

    October 1st, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Plenty of good ideas there, thanks for the inspiration! I’m especially liking the last one, sweet potato cupcakes – sounds delicious even if it may be packing a few calories.