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This is the final Week B distribution for 2019!

 

Can you believe it? We are so excited to celebrate the holidays with those near and dear to our hearts around a bountiful and healthful table. We hope your December is joy-filled as we ring in a new year.

Hostess Pack

 

This hostess Pack is fabulous if you are the chosen one pulling it all together for your frineds or family this Christmas, or if you want all the holiday fixings at home even though you are doing the official dinner elsewhere!  

Hoping for Rainbow Carrots, Russet Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Red Leaf Lettuce, Green Beans, and Green Apples.
 

Here are some of our favorite simple holidays ideas for this pack.

Granny Smith Apples – for a perfect Pie. I have taken to putting my peeled and sliced apples in a ziplock and I shake them with the Flour, Sugar and Spices so that they are perfectly covered before putting into the crust! Best Pie ever. My daughter loves to plan and implement a fancy top crust design!

Green Beans – throw in a pan for 10 minutes or just crisp and then finish the final 5 minutes with garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flake, or with with garlic, olive oil, and coconut aminos or soy sauce! Or try quick steaming and finish the same way! These are excellent leftover for an easy and fancy make-ahead salad topper.

Cantaloupe – for a fresh fruit platter and melon ball salad, or a fresh and fancy appetizer! Alternate melon balls, prosciutto or salami, fresh basil leaves, and fresh mozzerella cheese balls on wooden skewers; finish with some fresh cracked pepper over the top! My kids devour these.

Rainbow Carrots – roast them to keep the color! Add a little balsamic vinegar and maple syrup for a delicious side dish! Also, a perfect addition to a fresh veggie platter, salads, and lunchboxes – cut in rounds really shows off their beautiful color. Also delicious in soups and stews – though they will change the broth color! Juice with apples for a delicious and lovely juice (or a mud-colored juice, depending on whether you mix the colors or not!)

 

Red Leaf Lettuce – for a lovely green salad.

Pineapple – for a fresh fruit platter, fruit salad, or pineapple upside down cake! We love to blend with orange juice and add some sparkling water for a special morning drink.

Russet Potatoes – Sour Cream Mashed over here! For extra naughtiness, some cream cheese, too. I do vegan mashed as well, with (depending on what’s on hand) fresh herbs, vegan butter or olive oil, and some unsweetened nut or seed milk or veggie broth.

Sweet Potatoes – bake, then peel and cut into rounds and topped with a drizzle of melted butter and some spiced pecans. This is great with a bit of brown sugar too, but we are staying away from refined sugar so not that way this year for us. Maple syrup is lovely though! Also, just cube and throw on a sheet pan with some olive oil and herbs for a simple and lovely roasted side dish that makes outstanding leftovers – try them next day topped with a fried egg or in your salad!

Assorted Citrus Pack

 

A variety of citrus to delight your tastebuds! We love to make up mini-citrus packs as gifts for teachers, coaches, and neighbors. Or fill your home with amazing scents by slicing and putting in water on your cooktop any combination of: citrus, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, pine needles, and cranberries. 

 

Hoping for Tangerines, Navel Oranges, Lemons, Limes, and Local Grapefruit.

Roasting Veggie Pack

 

Packed with root veggies galore, there’s a ton of nutritional variety and it is so pretty! When we get this pack we chop everything right away and put it in ziplock bags, and then each time we would like roasted veggies, we grab some and follow the directions below! NOTE: Be careful when leaving roasted veggies out on a sheet pan to cool. It’s so easy to graze on it all afternoon, and before you know it, you’ll have eaten most of the pan and there won’t be enough for dinner! This is a serious issue in our house!

 

Hoping for Cauliflower, Russet Potatoes, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Local Beets, Local Turnips, Red Onion, Broccoli, and Garlic.

 

Simple Roasted Veggies
Peel and Cube in 1″ pieces any/all the items from your pack!

Put them in a ziplock bag and drizzle in enough Olive Oil to cover, then I add salt and pepper to taste, and about a tbsp of onion powder. Add a tsp or two of any other herbs you love – we love thyme and rosemary! – and unpeeled garlic cloves if you love roasted garlic as much as we do.
Shake and shake and shake, then dump onto a pan. Put in over at 375. Stirring every 15 minutes if it is not single layer and cook until fork soft. About 45 min to 1 hour!

Feeling adventurous?
Mix up the seasonings and include about a tsp of cumin. After roasting, finish with a splace of red wine or balsamic vinegar!

 

Leftover roasted veggies are delicious cold as a salad topper the next day!

Rainbow Carrots
Approx 25 Lbs

 

Shredded, steamed, peeled and dipped, juiced, pressure canned, pickled, par boiled and frozen, these carrots are multi-use! Roast them for a naturally sweet treat. My kids cheer when they see that big bag – it means apple/carrotjuice is on the menu for the week! Checkout our blog posts on carrots!

D’Anjou Pears
Approx 110 count

Approx 40 Lb
 

D’Anjou pears are sweet and juicy – a great addition to any lunchbox, recipe, or tabletop display. When perfectly ripe for fresh eating, the stem end will have a little give, then refrigerate to hold ripeness level. If you don’t eat them quickly enough, they’re marvelous in smoothies and pear butter!

Pineapple
Approx 8 count

 

Delicious sliced fresh and in smoothies, add to jams, and bottle chunks! Freezes beautifully for future smoothies or later processing. We make smoothie kits with our favorite fruit and veggie combos for dump, blend, and run mornings! Juice some up with oranges or mango for a super special and delicious breakfast beverage. Have you tried dehydrated pineapple? So easy and delicious! A perfect summer-y, sweet, and healthy snack at home or on the go.

My kids love Virgin Pina Coladas as a special treat, and they’re pros at making them – even my 8yo! Into the blender goes chunks of pineapple, coconut milk, and just a squeeze of lime. Add ice to make it a frozen dessert – No sugar or dairy required!

Brussels Sprouts
Approx 25 Lb

 

So excited about this long time favorite of mine showing up as a featured item! Whether you serve them boiled, or steamed or roasted with onions and bacon like yours truly, these are a for sure pleaser!

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