This Week’s Bounty and Decorating the Christmas Tree

Be Inspired, Bountiful Baskets, Family December 3, 2011

bountiful basket

This morning, while the house was still asleep, a couple of Christmas elves snuck our Bountiful Basket into the kitchen (thanks Mom and Dad!).  The bounty was overflowing, but for some reason it was missing the gingerbread kit that we had ordered.  We also missed out on the persimmons that most locations seemed to get.

What we did get was very colorful, here’s the rundown:
-1 pineapple
-1 butter lettuce (living lettuce with the roots still attached)
-1 bunch radishes
-2 cucumbers
-4 broccoli crowns
-4 green peppers
-3 yellow onions
-5 tomatoes
-4 oranges
-5 Fuji apples
-5 D’anjou pears
-15 kiwi
-1 pint blackberries

Based on the basket, I have a few ideas for next week’s meal plan including stuffed green peppers, roasted broccolispicy cucumber salad, tropical chicken lettuce wraps (made gluten-free and with pineapple).

Does anyone have a fun kiwi recipe to share?  We love to eat them plain, but since we have 15 of them, it might be fun to try a new recipe.  Let me know in the comment section!


After putting our basket away, we got busy decorating our small noble fir.  We thought about not getting a real tree this year, but we just couldn’t help ourselves.  Ahhhh, it smells so good!

decorating the tree christmas tree christmas lights decorating with daddy joe hobbs

Hobbs always seems to wonder why in the world we put a live tree in our house each winter.  Thankfully he leaves it alone aside from an occasional sniff.


What are you making from your Bountiful Basket this week?

Do you have your Christmas tree yet? 


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  • Reply Jenn December 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Not sure where your BB pick up is, but we refused all 4 cases of persimmons at out site and requested a credit. They were very badly bruised. Some sites had pineapple issues. If your site didn’t receive something this week, the site will get an extra something in the next week or 2 to make up for it. Enjoy your basket!!

    • Reply inspiredrd December 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Jenn! I would rather get extra kiwi instead of damaged persimmons.

  • Reply Nisha December 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    You must have gotten kiwi in place of persimmons. We didn’t get kiwi. So…I have to ask why the tree is propped up? The dog? The tropical chicken lettuce wraps sound delish!

    • Reply inspiredrd December 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

      We propped the tree up because it’s so small :)

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