On Monday we shared about one of our favorite ways to save money on produce. We did our order through Bountiful Baskets which has produce co-op sites all over the country – which is awesome for many, many of us frugal people out there!
So this week, we spent $37 for all this produce. $25 for the above pictured (and below close up) for 100% organic produce.
The Organic Black Kale is BEAUTIFUL and we LOVE Kale!
And the only bad part about Bountiful Baskets is that you are not picking out the produce, nor the quality and we did get two oranges with soft, squishy, wet tops and organic oranges that I would never pick out as the have to be eaten now and the top parts cut off. Sometimes that happens, and it is the one bad part!
Then we spent $10.50 for this additional pack that they called the “fondue pack” but we will use it for cooking and eating raw.
Again, the bananas aren’t in great quality and pretty much need to be eaten today – but no worries in this case as they have already been consumed before I could even tell you about it! The kids were standing by the tables patiently waiting for their take at the fresh produce this morning!
We generally love Bountiful Baskets and it is sorta like Christmas morning to see what you are going to get as it is a mystery and forces you to try new foods!
Well, today was nothing short of a mystery. We pulled out this Super-Ugly-Great-Barrier-Reef-like vegetable (as the kids called it since we studied the Great Barrier Reef in our homeschool this week).
None of us have ever seen anything like this. On the bottom, it literally does look like those weird sea creatures that live in the great barrier reef as you imagine these tentacles moving and waiting for it’s next prey. Trust me, I enjoyed sneaking up on our son and scaring him with this mystery creature. It made for a good Saturday morning laugh!
Now it could be something we end up loving….but right now, we don’t know what it is, how to eat it, how to cook it….. nada! Can you help us out? I don’t ever remember seeing anything like this in a grocery store before and we spend a lot of time in the produce sections of the grocery store.
It is obviously a root veggie and kinda reminds us of white beets (much bigger though).
So…….Can you help us identify it and what we can do with it?