Saturday, August 24, 2013

Today's Bountiful Basket

Yup, gonna harp on this one more time.  If you haven't tried it, and are spending time and $$ at the grocery store buying produce, you are not even trying to be frugal!

Here's the list of what I got for $16.50:

1 large head romaine lettuce
2 large bundles spinach
2 1-lb packages carrots
10 Hatch green chiles
3 green peppers
4 ears corn
5 nice large Roma tomatoes
2 medium size yellow squash
4 bananas
4 avocados
4 peaches
4 Asian pears

Then, design meals around your basket like:

- grilled squash and roasted corn with grilled meat of your choice

- garden salad with chile rellenos

- spinach salad with pears, avocados and nuts or cheese

- pasta salad with lots of vegies (save half an ear of roasted corn and a couple slices of grilled squash for this!)

- cereal with bananas

- chunky fresh peach pie (my Mom may have invented this, so recipe will follow )

Chunky Fresh Peach Pie recipe:

Can be made with or without crust. If with crust, start with uncooked crust.

1 cup whipping cream or sour cream
1 cup sugar (I use 2/3 brown, 1/3 white)
2T flour
pinch salt

Cut peaches, leaving skin on, in halves or quarters and arrange, skin up, in pie pan over crust (if using).  It's easier to cut pieces of the finished pie if you use quarters, but looks more spectacular if you use halves.

Pour cream mixture over them, be sure all peach surfaces have been coated even if not covered with the mix. Pire is prettier if the peaches stick up through the cream matrix.

Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 325 F and bake until peaches are tender. Cool at least an hour and serve.

Better if you have a few raspberries to garnish each piece!

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