What’s in the Box? August 3 Edition

This past week has been full of highs and lows. Among the highs: I visited some good friends from high school over the weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday and I scored some awesome deals during Ohio’s tax-free holiday.

The lows? There were two:

My Jawbone UP24 finally bit the dust. I’d thought it was a goner twice before, but both times it was resurrected. This time, however, it is truly gone. RIP, my electronic companion. May flights of wearables sing thee to thy rest. Now I’ll face the decision of whether to replace it, and if so, with what. Recommendations, anyone?

The second low was when I blew out a tire 25 miles from home at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. And when I say blew out, I mean that thing went like a balloon. There was an audible pop that Paul heard in his car in front of me. I was able to get to a safe part of the shoulder and call AAA, but it was going to be more than an hour before they could send someone to help.

When Paul circled back to me, we set to work changing the flat by the light of his headlights. But this story ends with another high: A really nice guy named Steve saw us on the side of the highway and stopped to help, which made things go much faster. If you’re out there somewhere, thanks again, Steve. I did have to buy a new tire, but my car is at least back in working order.

If there were a moral to all this, I guess it would be you get what you get and you have to make do with it. Kind of like taking a random assortment of produce and turning it into meals each week?

August 3 Delivery

The haul:

  • 2 cantaloupes
  • 3 peaches
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 pint green beans
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 ears of corn

What I did with it:

I cut up the cantaloupes immediately (taste testing along the way) and stashed the cubes in the fridge for easy snacking throughout the week.

The peaches were used for snacks and overnight oats, and one went into a test batch of fro yo made with protein powder. Results pending.

The tomatoes were cut up and mixed win the kernels from one ear of corn, the cucumber and black beans, and seasoned with a mix of lime juice, cayenne pepper and cumin. I ate this salad for lunch for several days.

The remaining corn was blended into the Food Wishes corn soup again.

The green beans and zucchini joined some store-bought kale in a chicken stir fry that also included some of the August 10 vegetables.

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