Fresh Fork Week 12

Fri, August 21

We got the mother-load in our bag this week! Yahoo!!! Check it out!!!

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Here is the detailed scrumptious list:
Spaghetti Squash – 1
Watermelon – 1
Yukon Gold Potatoes – 3#
Onion – 1 ct
Heirloom Tomatoes – 1.5#
Cherry Tomatoes – 1 pint
Basil – 1 bunch
Ginger Gold Apples – 1 quarter peck
Peaches
Green Peppers: 2 ct
Romaine Lettuce – 1 head
Ground Beef – 1#

The only substitutions were they swapped out the peaches for a cantaloupe and blackberries, which was fine by me because we have had a lot of peaches!! This is a good list. It will be easy to use the ground beef and most of the other vegetables. I like spaghetti squash cooked with spaghetti sauce, but we’ll see if I can get the boys to eat it. I might try using the basil to make either ice cream or my own Popsicles. That might be fun! I’ve been reading this cool book 100 Days of Real Food, by Lisa Leake (based on her very cool blog of the same name) and that would fit right into that!

Here are the extra things I bought this week:
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I love this grape cider! I might try it with some carbonated water or wine to make a spritzer this time. And these crackers are so good and only 5 ingredients!!

I have to share a funny story from last week. Remember the large bag of “purple potatoes” I got last week?! They are to the left of the greens in this picture.

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Well…about that. I quickly unpacked my order on Friday evening, took the picture and put everything away so the “purple potatoes” went into the pantry. Fast forward to Sunday late afternoon when I was prepping for dinner. I went to grab the taters to get them cut up for roasting only to find out they were squishy. As a matter of fact, they were not potatoes at all. They were indeed the plums that were on the list afterall!!! Oh brother! Luckily they still looked okay after being in the pantry for a couple days! I stashed them in the fridge, cut up a couple potatoes I had in the pantry for dinner, and hoped for the best. I’m happy to report that I used the plums to make a plum cobbler that turned out really good! Too funny! This food share is always an adventure!! Happy Eating!

One thought on “Fresh Fork Week 12”

  1. So funny about the “purple potatoes/plums”–glad you were still able to use them. Did you ever make that caprice salad(I think that is what it is called)….just slice some tomatoes, then a thin slice of mozzarella, then sprinkle chopped basil. Add a little salt, and a drizzle of olive oil–sooo good.

    I so enjoy seeing what you got in your basket each week.

    Love ya! Enjoy!

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