Saturday, May 22, 2010

This Week's Bountiful Basket and A Handy Tip

Here is this week's yumminess! We were very excited that the 9 grain bread was offered this week! It is totally delicious, and very good for you! I just read the ingredients list on the bag. They are: Wheat flour, Organic Whole Grain Wheat Flour, Water , Honey, Rye Flakes, Barley , Oats, Vital Wheat Gluten, Cracked Wheat, Corn, Rye, Millet, Flaxseed, Sea Salt, and Yeast. Absolutely no preservatives (yeah!!). Each slice is: 50 calories, .5 g fat, 75 mg sodium, 10 g total carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 5 g protein. This week we got:
  • a big head of leaf lettuce
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 3 pounds bananas
  • 3 navel oranges
  • 1 coconut
  • 5 avocados
  • 1 (6 oz) container blackberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 8 peaches
  • 5 loaves of 9 grain bread
Total cost:
$15.00 for basket
$10.00 for bread
$1.50 handling fee
$26.50 total

Now for my handy tip that is totally unrelated to Bountiful Basket's, but just popped into my head, because I am having Dear Hubby's whole clan over for a BBQ tonight. When you are making punch or lemonade for a crowd freeze part of the punch/ lemonade in ice cube trays, or empty Cool Whip containers. Place the ice in the punch bowl or beverage dispenser, and pour the rest of the beverage over it. It will keep the punch cold without diluting it. If you are serving it in gallon pitchers; fill the pitcher 1/3 full of punch/lemonade and freeze. Then add the rest of the beverage in the pitcher before serving. Both ways will keep your punch cold for hours. If you are serving lemonade in a pretty bowl float a few slices of lemon on top. It will look like a gourmet concoction (and no one will guess it's just Country Time drink mix) .


  1. Anyone tell you how BRILLANT you are!! LOVE it! Thanks!!

  2. Freezing blocks of your punch as ice cubes is such a great tip. You just have to remember to plan ahead ... ;-D

  3. I decided to try bountiful baskets but their link for first time step by step instructions isn't working. Could you tell me what to do when I get there?



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