*Originally posted 3/4/10
So how did February's Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables go over? Did you try anything new? What were some of your successes? Failures? Stories you'd like to share?
As for us, we ate a lot of broccoli salad. Almost by accident. We had another family over on Valentine's night for heart shaped pizza and strawberry cupcakes. The other mom asked what she could bring and I had no idea really. So she offered to bring some wine and a side dish. Luckily she showed up with Broccoli Salad and my kids loved it. They couldn't get enough of it. We had plenty of leftovers and they asked for leftovers several days after. It's become a favorite in our house.
March's Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables will be a little tough around here though:
Lettuce is easy. Veggie salad, shrimp salad, taco salad... we're even having taco salad this week.
Pineapple and Mangoes we eat plain in season. I did however do a quick search and came up with the following recipe database of Pineapple Recipes and Mango Recipes.
As far as broccoli, I just mixed up a batch of the following today:
Greek Veggie Salad
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 head broccoli, chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can small pitted black olives, drained
1 (6 ounce) package tomato basil feta cheese, crumbled
1 (16 ounce) bottle zesty Italian dressing
Half a bottle of dressing is plenty. I used chopped tomatoes in place of cherry tomatoes (too expensive) and sliced up some leftover Kalamata olives as well. I haven't tried it on the kids yet, but it definately filled me up and tasted wonderful.
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