Farmers Market Basket #5

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Y’all, it has been SO long since I’ve gotten a Farmers Market Basket. The last couple I had gotten contained produce that had already gone bad and, when the rest of it went bad within a couple of days, I decided I didn’t want to spend my money on that anymore.

BUT…I forgot I had one scheduled for this week and it automatically charged my credit card. So, I picked it up. And, you guys, I am SO GLAD I did. This week’s basket was freaking awesome. Usually, there are several things I don’t like and won’t use, but this one? This one was FULL of foods I LOVE. SCORE.

Now that I have told you about the yumminess, let me show you a picture.

Here’s a breakdown of my haul:

(5) Apples
(5) Baking potatoes
(4) Ears of corn
(4) Oranges
(3) Onions
(2) Pluots
(2) Tomatoes
(1) Butternut squash
(1) Bunch of bananas
(1) Bag of baby carrots
(1) Bunch of lettuce

The one thing I’m not 100 percent sure about yet is the butternut squash. I’ve never used that before. I’m thinking about making soup this weekend with it, but I don’t have a food processor. Do you think my blender would work just as well, or should I bite the bullet and buy a processor?

Everything else will be used for every day meals — I’ve been baking the potatoes for lunch, the lettuce, an onion and the tomatoes will be used for the burgers we’re grilling on Sunday and the other onions will be used in chili. Oh yeah, and we’re grilling the corn on Sunday, too. YUM! The fruit will be eaten by themselves.

Before I wrap this up, is anyone here wondering what a pluot is? Anyone?? It’s a cross between a plum and an apricot! I had no idea until the girl I picked my basket up from told me. My husband said it should be called an aplum. Yeah. He thinks he’s funny. šŸ™‚ It was pretty good but, to me, it tasted just like a plum and, since it’s much bigger than a plum, I couldn’t eat the whole thing.

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  1. Butternut squash is SO good! What I do is cut in in half length wise. Scoop out all the strings and seeds. I put mine in a shallow microwave dish, flat side down, with a little bit of water in the bottom. You can cook the halves separate if your dish isn’t big enough. Microwave on high for 15 minutes. (Yes, 15). Let it cool down and scoop out all the flesh, mash it in a bowl with some butter, salt and pepper. Yum!

  2. In addition to what Melissa has said, I have also roasted the squash before. It is REALLY hard to cut, but I cut it in chunks and take the “skin” off and drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper. I liked it but I seemed to have a lot of waste for all of that hard work.

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