Sunday, September 23, 2007

September BAM

I am a few days behind, but this weekend was the basket of the month pick up. We were going out of town on Friday morning so Pete went and picked up the basket for me on Thursday morning while I was working. Later in the afternoon I called to check on the basket, it is very special, and heard about the milk. A "special" arrival in the basket this month was raw milk. Honestly I don't know exactly what this means, but apparently because it is raw it had to be labeled as "Pet food- not for human use." This is very unfortunate to me because I would find it hard to pull out and drink, or serve my children something with this label. So, I guess if you want to give it a try let me know. At this point it is or will be going bad in my refrigerator.

Milk aside, an exciting basket filled with goodies.

Sweet potatoes

yellow squash



fresh pasta- my favorite


8 grain bread from boulevard


organic long grain brown rice

shitake mushrooms

spring mix

colored bell peppers

ground lamb

chipotle peppers

Pie pumpkin- anyone have a great recipe with pumpkin? Pumpkin bars? pumpkin muffins?

... a Ho Hum CD, which my funny husband put in the fridge- after a conversation about which groceries go in the fridge.


Allison Nelson said...

I have a GREAT pumpkin crisp recipe. I will have to type it up for you and email. It is John's favorite and one of mine too.
I hate that I didn't get to hang out with you this weekend. Maybe next time!

Alison Chino said...

oh my goodness, the milk is so so good. if you bring us yours, it will be our fourth quart. cole and i are drinking it up! processing...straight from the cow baby!

Amanda said...

hey there...try these...they are yummy and my kiddo's love them

Cookie Crust:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 small package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
24 pecan halves
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
Combine cookie crust ingredients; press into the prepared baking pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350°; place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare filling.

Combine filling ingredients; mix well. Pour over cooled cookie base; bake at 350° for about 40 minutes, or until set. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Beat cream cheese at medium speet until creamy. Sift confectioners' sugar over cream cheese; add vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread topping over cooled filling. Cut into 12 bars and decorate with pecan halves.

Suzy said...

whitney, the raw milk from the river market basket tastes great! as to whether to feed it to your children, that's up to you. as with many things of this nature, there is controversy. raw milk hasn't been pasteurized. some say pasteurization makes it safer; others say it strips it of its nutrition.

remember that the cheese you get in the BAM is also raw. if wilson and campbell have been eating the cheese, i assume they will be okay with the milk. but do your own research; this is not something i've spent a lot of time looking into. maybe someone else can comment.

Suzy said...

hey, i left my previous comment before reading the whole entry. if you don't want to use the pumpkin pie recipe they provided in the basket, i'll let you know what i come up with. i plan to make something in the next couple of days ...