Jul 8, 2020

Misfits Market Box No. 6 - Contents and How I Used the Produce

Hello and welcome! I'm sharing my Misfits Market Box no. 6 contents today, what I received and how I used the produce. 

Also, In case you read about the stray pregnant kitty (I mentioned in a previous post) that came to us, I wanted to update. We first had kept her in the garage and thought she could have her kittens there, but we were hit with a heat wave and flies kept swarming around the garage the minute we put cat food in there, so we allowed her inside in the daytime, even playing with the thought of helping her find a place inside the house where she would have her kittens, then take the kittens to the shelter (when they are old enough and keeping the stray cat). Our female cat felt so threatened by her and would not come out of hiding. After talking to our vet and a second vet, a privately owned animal shelter was suggested to us that would not abort the unborn kitties. So we decided to drop her off there and we know they will find good homes for her and the kittens once they are ready to be adopted. 

On this evening when we took the stray cat to the shelter, our female cat, Fussy did not come home and remained missing for a few nights. I was worried sick as it was the Indepence Day weekend which was much louder this year due to all the privately done (illegal) fireworks all around us (due to the cancelled traditional fireworks show), which seemed to last throughout the night. At the same time a heat wave had arrived with temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you're a pet owner then I'm sure you can imagine my sleepless nights and worries. But I am sooooo happy to say that she return happy and healthy after 3 nights of being gone!! During my worries I did read that bringing a new animal into a house might cause a cat to run away. I felt like the worst "cat parent". Thomas, my orange tabby seemed to tolerate the stray cat and probably would have gotten along well with her. But I think we did learn our lesson! 

 



But now onto the reason of my post - my Misfits Market box no 6For those of you new to my blog or if you're not familiar with Misfits Market, I am sharing this from their site as they explain it best:

"It's a subscription box of sometimes funny-looking, always delicious produce, designed to break the cycle of food waste. Think of us like an online grocery store, except one that specializes in rescuing food that is unnecessarily thrown away. We source high-quality organic produce that has a few quirks—onions that are too small, potatoes that are shaped like your favorite celebrity, and carrots that fell in love and got twisted together. It may sound like a joke, but billions of pounds of this fresh and delicious food is tossed each year because grocery stores only want "perfect" foods on their shelves. We step in and buy this food from hundreds of farms across the country and bring them to your doorstep, saving you money and helping you save the world." 

Misfits Market does give every subscriber a discount code to share with their friends for 25% off their first box. If you would like to try this service, you can use this code: COOKWME-TT0TPG.
While this post is in no way sponsored by Misfits Market, I too would receive a 25% discount off of a future box when someone is taking advantage of this code.

Just a note, they do not yet deliver to all States, you can take a look here to see if your state is one of them.



Box No. 5 -What I Received:

2 Cucumbers
7 Limes
4 Mangoes (2 large, 2 regular)
4 Red Beets
1 Jicama
6 Apples
8 Plums
9 Roma Tomatoes
5 Purple Potatoes
13 Fingerling Potatoes
2 Boxes of Grape Tomatoes
1 Butternut Squash
1 Celery Stalk



How we used the produce:

Most of the Fruit was eaten fresh (Minus the Limes) 
3 Limes were sliced and added to carbonated water made with my sodastream.
All Potatoes were boiled and used as a side to meatloaf.
1 1/2 Cucumber, 2 Roma Tomatoes and 1/2 Onion were used to make Cucumber Tomato Salad. I use only simple vinegar, salt and fresh dill leaves from my garden as a dressing.
Some of the Tomatoes and the rest of the Onion were used sliced as topping for grilled burgers.
More Tomatoes and 1/2 Cucumber were used to make chef salad with lettuce from my garden. 
The Celery Stalk was eaten fresh as a snack. 
1/2 Box of Grape Tomatoes was used in a side salad, again with lettuce from my garden. 


Still left:

1 Squash (and 1 from a previous delivery...I really need to roast these, they are so good roasted but somehow I never seem to get it done!)
4 Limes (I will continue adding them to my carbonated water made with the sodastream as it's so refreshing with a touch of lime).
1 1/2 Box of Grape Tomatoes (My daughter and I will probably snack on these and will make another side salad with lettuce from my garden.)
1 Large Mango (this will most likely be eaten this afternoon before my new box arrives.)
4 Beets (Ok, I'm not a huge fan of beets and could have done without these, although the red velvet cupcakes I made last time were pretty good. But I might figure out how to make pickled beets...) 
1 Jicama (Not sure how I will use this yet. Maybe I'll roast it again with a squash.) 



Disappointments and Thoughts


For this order I added on Red Grapes, but they were not included. I think they may have instead sent grape tomatoes but maybe they were just part of my regular misfits market box. I did email them and they refunded the money for the grapes. 

I also didn't really need or want any more beets!! In fact 2 of the yellow beets from my previous week ended up in the trash because I didn't store them right and they got moldy!!

The good news is, Misfits Market is now offering customization, so I can pick what I want. I could have had that option with this box, but was too late to make picks and most of what I would have wanted had been sold out. But last Thursday when my "customization and add-on  window" opened, I made sure to log in right away to make my picks, even though I was sitting at the dentist's office waiting room :-)


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20 comments:

  1. So glad the cat returned safely! All this produce looks delish! For the squash - I love to cut it up and sautee in olive oil and serve with sprinkled cheese <3

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    1. Great idea for the squash! I'll have to give it a try! And yes, soooo glad my cat came home!!

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  2. That was kind of you to help the stray. I am glad Fussy came home.

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    1. Thank you!! My daughter wanted to keep the stray but unfortunately it didn't work out. Too stressful for my 9 year old cats!

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  4. We just got our first customized box last week and I loved that it was so much easier to use it all up! We still had a few surprises in there too on top of those items I had "picked."

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    1. My first customized box came last evening. It was the heaviest we've ever gotten - and no beets!!

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this post! You give me some motivation to eat healthily!
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  6. This made me want a plum. I hsven't had a plum in forever!

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    1. I love plums! We planted a plum tree in our backyard but it didn't make it ...

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  7. So happy your cat returned!! That is great news! And happy you found the shelter to help the mama kitty!! Bummer about the grapes, those are always yummy!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I would have loved those grapes!!

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  8. A lot of veggie! That's perfect for heathier complexion!

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  9. I think I'll give misfits market a try! thanks for the interesting post!

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  10. Glad to hear that all was sorted on the cat front!
    The Misfits Market Box sounds great. We have similar over here (wonky veg boxes).
    Have a fab Sunday! #MMBC

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