My Food Challenge

On Wednesday My AFD box arrived here is the list of contents.
My self imposed challenge is to use or preserve this box contents over the next fortnight.

The tricky-ish part is that in addition to this there are also these slightly less fresh ingredients to add into the mix...
7 Tomatoes.
21 18 Apples ( various varieties ).
3 Green Pears.
Cos Lettuce
1 1/2 Red Onions
2 cucumbers
3 lemons
3/4 green Capsicum.
8 potatoes
1 sweet potato.
17 Brown onions
1 small young pumpkin ...

and a fussy family to consider.

Made an Apple custard tart for desert last night, used 3 Apples - Every bit as good as it looks!

Biggest 'get them to eat it' Challenge ingredients on this list are Eggplant, Cabbage and Sweet potato.

I introduced Sweet Potato as Chips - worked OK would say mild success.
New things I have marked to try are...

Bacon, Pumpkin Parmesan muffins
Eggplant Parmigiana 
Chunky Potato and Bacon Soup.
Balsamic Onion Jam.
Spicy Apple Chutney.
Sweet Potato and Bacon Slice.

I might switch out some of that bacon for chicken

Stay tuned. :)

I'm also linking up to Rhondas On My mind today as this might seem easy to some but is taking up a lot of my brain space. :)


  1. Would you like my (real) onion soup recipe T? Event he two year old in my house loves it!! Your list of things to try looks delicious...does using mean cooking storing too?
    Have fun with it, it would be gone in under a week in my house!!

  2. Hi Tammy, I've had great success with Greek Eggplant fritters (Melitzanokeftedes) with my lot (except my 6yo girl - she's a work in progress). I love thinking up ways to use up ingredients. Sing out if you need a hand! Only too happy to help.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  3. I hate when I let the veggies spoil - in fact you've reminding me that the crisper bins in the fridge probably need a thorough cleaning.

  4. i've give eggplant fritters a vote too - or even eggplant dip - yum! as for the cabbage - i shred it finely and add to fried rice or noodles - hey, it even sort of looks like noodles! good luck with all your fresh (and not so fresh) ingredients. i wish we had a service like that here.

  5. What about some stewed apple to use up some of those apples? And maybe some apple-pear crumble? You could make a salsa with the tomatoes and onions.

  6. Tammy i love roasted eggplant, its yum. Its also nice cooked with tomato, onions and garlic.
    Goodluck with using all those onions, how about an onion jam?

  7. Hi Tammy,
    The chook cage is progressing well, thanks Tammy! I can only do a little each night as my arms and the drill both run out of puff, but I am getting there.
    It looks like you have a really nice variety of food in your box! I'm finding it is harder than I thought to change from 'what do I want to eat, and I'll go buy it?' to reversing it to 'what have I got and what can I make with it?' so I can totally understand why food is taking up so much of your brain space! I'm trying to use pumpkins here...had a bummer crop! Amy

  8. Good Luck with your challenge! I love our AFD fruit & Vege box and have some of the same challenges with an abundance of one or two items. At the moment I have a lot of apples as well. I have stewed and then pureed mine to freeze. With a baby apple sauce is always good to mix into foods.

    By the way I have given you an award on my blog.


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