Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bountiful Baskets . . . again

Today was adventure in Produceland again.  It has been fun to anticipate and then finally see what was coming for the next two weeks of menu planning.  Mariah & I went down early and helped distribute everything.  Most seemed to know what they were doing, so it was no big deal.  It was pretty fun though.  I always enjoy getting to know new people, especially when they are those who enjoy pitching in.

1.  What they call the conventional basket.  It costs $15.00.  2.  This is the 9-grain bread that comes in a 5-pack for $10.00.  It just has the five basic ingredients, no fillers, etc.  It usually costs over $4.oo per loaf.  3.  They usually have a special pack or two that are good in ethnic food.  This was the Mexican pack for $5.50.  It has tomatillos, limes, jalapenos, garlic, scallions, yellow onions, cilantro, and tortillas.

The adventure is when we get something you've never cooked with and get to find new recipes.  The green tomatillas are going to be made a into salsa, new to my family.  Tomorrow we'll use the mangoes, pineapple and ginger to make a dish with chicken and a sweet & sour type sauce dish over rice.  A gal who was also helping to day, has a mango salsa recipe that she is going to email to me.   YUM! 

Wish me luck!