I wanted a place to put how I use my Bountiful Basket. This seemed like the best way to go. I know 3 blogs might just actually kill me but people look and want ways to eat healthier and cheaper. Bountiful Baskets has helped me implement healthier options into my families diet. We eat better and have a variety of new foods that we try. I have also been able to drop my grocery bill a ton by using bountiful baskets. I hope that this blog gives you ideas on how to use your basket each week.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feb 25th 2012

I am sorry for the long absentce.  but I thought this morning since I had to run to the grocery store after picking up my basket that I would price out what I got.

so here is the break down for you.  this is a maceys grocery store in utah.so prices depending on where you live may vary.


total weight of my baskets was 29.8 lbs
average price per lb   $1.67
total grocery store for your basket 41.16 + 2.68 for tax = $43.84

total weight of my basket 29.8 lbs
average Bountiful basket price per lb $. 55

total price for my basket $16.50

Some people wonder is it worth it? I know my husband has asked that numerous times.  But the numbers don't lie.  this week there were only 11 items.  the numbers get higher in the lbs, the averages, and the grocery store price, but not in what you pay!

It really is worth it.  volunteer 1 every 6 times you participate and get a large variety of fresh produce.

Pass it along !!! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dec 10 2011

we are coming up on the last week of the year to participate in your areas bountiful baskets!!!

If available I would suggest getting the hostess pack or an extra fruit box to help tide you over for 2 weeks.

This week I was super excited to see asparagus YAHOO! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to have it roasted in olive oil and salt. 400 for 8-10  min it is fantastic.

but for those who love shrimp here is a great easy healthy recipe
Angel hair pasta
use: asparagus, tomato
use from past: garlic


Here is a great easy meal for your tomato and avocado's
use: tomato, lettuce, avocado


I hope you have loved your baskets for the week!!! if you are looking at ways to help in your community.  Donate a basket to someone who is in need at this Christmas season.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

NOV 19 2011

I was super excited for today's basket!!!

I have cut my pineapple and my daughter has been snacking on fresh amazing pineapple!!

I needed a new recipe for all the onions that I got this week and last.  I already have at least 6 onions already frozen and just wanted to try something new.  

So I found a great healthy onion ring recipe!

I made it this afternoon and my husband and I ate it all gone in 5 min!

so here is my new favorite onion snack!

onion rings baked not fried!

I am now regretting not buying the hostess pack because it came with wonderful items to add to my Thanksgiving Dinner.

I am grateful for the wonderful women who introduced me to bountiful baskets over a year ago.   it has been a blessing on my eating habits, health, social life, and my pocket book.  I love the women and men I get to meet each who volunteer their time to help me run a site.  I am grateful for Sally and Tanya for what they started!  I am grateful to you wonderful readers who have forgiven my crazy life lately with no or little posts.

Enjoy the holiday weekend I know I am going to!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

NOV 5 2011



Fennel is a very interesting veggie.  in some of the research I found that it is used in many herbal remedies, aids in digestion.

Discovering Fennel

Often unrecognized or misunderstood, fennel has culinary versatility worth exploring.

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Don't let an aversion to black jelly beans keep you away from fennel. Native to the Mediterranean region, this licorice-flavored member of the parsley family is one of Italy's most popular vegetables.
Work with it, and you will find that the aromatic plant lends itself well to a wider variety of foods than you might have first suspected. Another benefit: one cup contains almost 20 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C. Most fennel available in American markets is grown in California. The type you'll find-Florence, or bulb, fennel (sometimes labeled "fresh anise")-has a bulbous base, stalks like celery, and feathery leaves that resemble Queen Anne's lace. Like celery, the entire plant is edible. The crisp and slightly sweet bulb is especially delicious served raw in salads. Whether braised, sautéed, roasted, or grilled, the bulb mellows and softens with cooking.
Look for small, heavy, white bulbs that are firm and free of cracks, browning, or moist areas. The stalks should be crisp, with feathery, bright-green fronds. Wrapped in plastic, fennel keeps for just a few days in the refrigerator; the flavor fades as it dries out.
The Whole Fennel
• Fennel seeds don't come from bulb fennel but from common, or wild, fennel. The seeds are slightly nutty, with the expected licorice flavor, and are widely used in sausages, stews, soups, and curries.
• Fennel stalks can take the place of celery in soups and stews, and can be used as a "bed" for roasted chicken and meats.
• Use fronds as a garnish, or chop them and use as you would other herbs, like dill or parsley. Chopped fennel works especially well in Italian tomato sauces, but add it late in the cooking process so the flavor isn't diluted.
Bulb Basics
• Trim the stalks about an inch above the bulb.
• If you want pieces to stay together for grilling, keep the root end intact. Otherwise, trim about a half inch off the root end before cooking.
• To slice fennel, stand the bulb on the root end and cut vertically.

Monday, October 24, 2011

oct 22 2011

Sorry Readers for the lack of Blogging.  We have had some family illnesses that have taken most of my time.

I didn't get a picture of this week my husband picked up my basket and put most of it away before I got to it.

so I will tell you what I have done with several of the items.

the tomatoes were fabulous and I made homemade salsa today with them.  it was simple and fast.

It was from the ball company and it tastes fantastic



I canned my yams today too!  now I am all prepped for the holiday season for candied yams.

For today that is all I have time for!

SO hoping the next week goes better Happy Cooking!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sep 17 2011

apple, banana, Broccoli, Cucumber, figs,
Grapes, Onion, Pears, Yams, Plums

Apple Bites

Teeth Made Out of Apples Halloween Recipe

Fig and Raspberry Preserve
use: figs

I am canning My Yams from the past few weeks so that come the holidays I have yams all ready to go!

This is one of my favorite sites !!

Canned Yams
use: yams

Oven fried onion rings
use: onions

 Oven-Fried Onion Rings

Chicken and Brocoli ring
use: chicken, onion

Monday, September 12, 2011


This was my basket
banana, Cauliflower, figs, Grapes, green bean,
Lettuce, peaches, spinach, Yams, Pears

I bought a Fruit Lover pack and this is what came in it
These have been really nice to put in my husbands lunch bag
and my child's.  they are great for snacks, to add with breakfast.

Apples, peaches, nectarines, oranges, pears, banana, grapes, plums

Yams and pork
Use: yams,

Chicken and Figs


Braised Chicken Thighs with Figs and Bay Leaves Recipe

Pork chops and pears
use: pears
Pork Chops with Pears Recipe

Peach french toast
Use: Peaches

Peaches & Cream French Toast Recipe