Smashed, Roasted Potatoes

Sometimes it’s just easier to do everything in one pan. Seems I dirty far more dishes when I am home all the time, and I really don’t like washing them once used. So I have taken to making more skillet and baking dish meals so I can keep up with the dishes. Also, I might be guilty of eating straight from the pan sometimes. Maybe. šŸ˜‰Ā  I mean, it is just me here.

This turned out to be a delicious meal.

Smashed, Roasted Potatoes

1 yellow potato

1 sweet potato

2 baby red potatoes

1 carrot

almond oil

1/2 can of peas, with 2 tbsp of the liquid (or water if using fresh or frozen peas)

a few pinches of dried parsley

a few pinches of dried oregano

sea salt

baked kale chips

  • Wash all the potatoes and the carrot, and pat dry with a towel.
  • Cut out any bad parts, cut the top off the carrot, and chop what is left into bite size pieces. (Yes, I eat the peels from them all.)
  • Place these in a small baking dish with a tablespoon or so of almond oil and a few grinds of salt. Mix it all up, and put into the oven at 350* for about 1 hour, or until they carrots and potatoes are cooked to your liking.
  • Remove from oven, and use a fork to smash the carrots and potatoes. You’re not mashing them all the way, just smashing them a bit.
  • Pour peas over these, and the 2 tablespoons of liquid.
  • Add the herbs, more salt if you like, and crush a few baked kale chips over the top.
  • Bake another 5 or 10 minutes, until the peas are warm.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

Tips

  • Use whatever potatoes and carrots you have on hand.
  • Switch up the seasonings if you’d like to use something else.
  • Use corn or green beans rather than peas if you want. Just remember the green beans may need more baking time.
  • Save money by using leftovers if you have them on hand.
  • Top with anything you like, such as sour cream or cheese, if you eat those things.

Suggestions

Be safe and well, my friends.

~ Shannon

 

Frugal Recipes Happenings – Spring 2020

My first week home during this pandemic was the worst. I knew what needed to be done here at home, but just couldn’t focus. I really just wanted to be at work. I did manage to get the financials figured out, but that and a few chores were all that I had accomplished.

Then I sat down with two pieces of poster board and a few permanent markers, and made a couple of lists. The first list was for chores. I did not do my spring or fall cleaning in 2019, because I was too busy, so the list was a good one. Twenty-nine things went on that list and, so far, I have completed nineteen, and gotten two half done. I’ve done good!

The second list had to do with writing projects and the four blogs. Thirty-five items went on this list and, as of the time of this post going live, eleven have been completed, and one partially so.

20200418_114310Creating those two lists helped me to focus, and I’ve been doing little things almost every day since. I have only had two days where I haven’t done anything from at least one of the lists, though I did do regular cleaning on those days.

I’ve taken some walks, on the nicest days, and walked to the stores and Aroma Joe’s up the road twice, though I had tried not to go shopping at all. My daughter Skye and her boyfriend have grocery shopped for me once so far, but were unable to find disinfectant. I ran out twice, and needed to walk to the stores to find some. Otherwise, I haven’t gone near people at all. When they shop for me, they leave to stuff on my step, and I go out and get them. I only walked through the drive-thru at AJ’s, and only because I had to pass by there to get to the stores.

20200419_130755One day Skye and Ryan stayed near their car when I came out, and we chatted across the yard from each other for a few minutes. Another day, I did a video chat with my daughter Zowie’s family. Those are my most treasured moments through this. I do talk with my mother every couple of days, and I am in contact with a couple of my co-workers.

I was not prepared for just how lonely this time was going to be. I cherish what interaction with others that I do have, and I can’t wait to go back to work.

What have I learned from this experience, so far?

People are acting crazy. Buying up stuff like crazy. Not caring about social distancing efforts. Getting far too close to people who obviously are trying to avoid getting near people. Being rude to others just because they aren’t happy with the situation. If you are hollering and/or carrying guns, it is not a peaceful protest – no matter how often you try to convince people it is.

I know that, if ever I start earning enough money from writing that I can stay home and just write, I will need to schedule time for socializing and seeing people.

I’ve had to do a lot more ordering online, just for basic groceries and other necessities, because they can’t keep the store shelves stocked. Is this happening everywhere?

My back feels great! I can more easily be standing or sitting, and get to walk around much more. I’m not lugging things back and forth to work, or carrying groceries for so long. I’m taking my time with cleaning tasks, and not overexerting myself.

I can breath so much better. The last few weeks of work I was using their disinfectant cleaning multiple times per shift, and doing the same here at home. It was just too much for my lungs! I was having some issues breathing. I’m still disinfecting here at home, but I’m just using the peroxide wipes I am making on my own. No harsh chemicals.

This lifestyle change produces too much waste. Packaging and materials to have groceries and stuff delivered.Ā  A crazy amount of peroxide bottles and paper towels. Way more trash. More water use because I am eating at home more. These things I feel bad about. I can’t wait to get back to shopping with my reusable bags, where I need to order less online. (Read on for a way I’ll be using less.)

I have never watched so much YouTube in my life, and I am absolutely addicted to thrifting/trash-to-treasure and homesteading videos. I love the Homesteading Family and Roots and Refuge Farm. Another food related channel I am watching is Mind Over Munch.

What’s happening on Fabulous Frugal Life?

I made a post about my easy disinfectant wipes, and another about what I did with my stimulus check. Take a look around while you are there to see what else I’ve posted.

What’s happening here on the Frugal Recipes blog?

I’m trying to eat healthy most of the time, so I posted an orange smoothie recipe. I’ve also been posting about the smoothie packs I’ve made, and how I’m storing food in my tiny space. Take a look around to see what else I have been sharing here.

20200425_115930My Dream?

I’m not sure if you know it or not, but my dream is to have my own homestead. While I can’t do that right now, I can learn how to do homestead-like things. This is why I’ve been binge-watching homesteading videos. I want to learn all I can until I get there. That way, I will be better prepared.

Recently I decided to go through all of my herbs and spices. You may be shocked to learn that they were all expired! (Oh, no!) Like I said, I didn’t do my spring or fall cleaning last year.

So now I need to stock back up. How am I doing this? A bit more slowly than normal. I used to just go to the store and buy newer jars of the herbs I always had at home. But I hardly use some of that stuff. In fact, more than just a couple of the jars of expired herbs this year were20200425_115937n’t used more than once. Also, 90% of those herbs and spices weren’t even organic.

I ordered organic ground cinnamon and whole cloves through Misfits Market, and I am ordering fresh herbs from them as I can afford to. The fennel, thyme, and parsley I ordered a few weeks back are already dried and in jars. Right now I have more fennel and parsley drying, as well as oregano and rosemary. I’ll keep adding to my herb and spice stash as I can afford to, but am only going to get the ones I know I will use them.

Did you know you can freeze ginger? I did not, but I learned you can and now have some all peeled and cut up and in the freezer, as well as Kitchen Organization 4/2020  5organic cranberries, mixed fruit and some other things. Because I got a new fridge! The old one did not have a separate freezer, and the freezer it did have did not freeze food well. Yes it was, as is this one, just a little dorm room size fridge. But it is perfect for me since I rent a room. This one does have the separate freezer, and I am loving it! ā¤ It actually holds a good amount. Besides the ginger and other things listed about, it holds lots of smoothie packs and plenty of meat for me. Oh, and I have a bag of frozen banana rounds so I can make some banana ice cream on a nice day!

 

What else is happening?

I am trying to organize my kitchen area. I recently removed labels from a number of jars I’ve been saving to use for food storage, and bought three boxes of canning jars: quart, pint, and half-pint. All this has been a huge help. The food looks so much better in jars, than they did left in the various size packaging, and actually takes up less space.

I’m still getting my Misfits Markets boxes, and have switched to getting the smaller size box weekly during this time, to be sure I have fresh produce coming more often. Since I’m not grocery shopping myself during the pandemic, and my daughter is shopping between multiple stores to try to get the things we both need, not always with the best of luck, this means I know I am getting some amount of healthy food weekly. I am able to give her a little from each box to help her out as well.

I did order some reusable snack, sandwich, quart, and gallon size bags. This won’t make up for all the extra waste I’ve been generating, but it will help me to generate less waste in the long run. I have been washing and reusing the smoothie pack plastic baggies thus far, and any other bag I’ve used for anything other than meat. Once I have a chance to use the reusable ones and see how they work, I’ll write a post for the blog.

Projects!

Kitchen Organization 4/2020   8Since I’m home, I might as well fill some of my time with projects. I’ve been wanting to do these, but had just been too busy.

  1. I am going to grow an indoor herb garden to help me to preserve some for my new stash, and to use fresh.
  2. I bought a couple of bulletin boards for another project. I am going to use one for my regular cooking, recipes I want to try, etc. The other will be a planning board for this blog.
  3. Continue to organize when possible. It’s such a small space here, as you can see by this picture of my little kitchen, and it is taking some time to decide the best way to organize. Any ideas? Let me know!

Well, that’s it for this season. Keep coming back to the blog to see what else I will be posting, and take a look around now to see what’s new.

~ Shannon

shannonlbuck@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Food Storage in My Small Space

It may seem, by reading some of my recent posts, that I am stocking up because of COVID-19 and the issues come with it, but that is not the case. I always stock up on many items with the income tax refund, and I had just bought a little refrigerator with a working freezer when all this was starting – at the time when everyone started crazily hoarding the toilet paper.

So naturally I had to fill the freezer. It isn’t even a big freezer. The only thing I did when I knew that the virus was going to be a huge thing in our state was buy two extra half-gallons of almond milk, two pounds of butter, popcorn kernels, and an extra dozen eggs. I also bought an extra pound of meat, and a large bunch of bananas. And there was still plenty of all of it left for many, many more people. I didn’t think things would last as long as people are saying it might.

I really didn’t need more than a few other items, and did my shopping accordingly. About a week later I went shopping with my sister for more immediate needs, like Airborne, a little fresh fruit, a few cans of food, and some other items. Still I did not go overboard.

I just spent two weeks at my house, and am only now finding that I need a few things. Not too much.

So, my food stockups are helping me.

  • I don’t eat huge amounts of meat, so I took and split a pound of ground beef, a pound of ground sausage, 3/4 of a kielbasa, and just over a pound of some stew beef into 20 servings.
  • I made 28 smoothie packs, that will make 2 servings each.
  • I froze some banana slices. I can use them for more smoothies later, or make some banana ice cream as a treat.
  • I organized the food I had bought previously for the purpose of stocking up. (I’d been waiting on the canning jars I’d ordered to arrive.

I am going to share a post about my organizing efforts in my little kitchen, but right now I just want to share how I am organizing the food I had been stocking up on. The shelves under my printer are actually part of the “living area” of my room, and lives between my two chairs. These shelves hold the items I have on back-stock, like the oats I always have on hand, and the napkins I bought as a backup for toilet paper – because people keep buying that stuff up!

The other shelf is in my “kitchen area” and is full of the stuff I use regularly. See how I used canning jars to organize a lot of what I have? It looks so much neater than having all those bags and partially used boxes.

The little jars hold organic spices and herbs. I recently went through all of my stash, and found that most things had expired. So I threw it all out and am starting anew. Right now I have whole cloves, ground cinnamon, fennel, thyme, and parsley. It takes a little time to stock up on herbs and spices, because it is an extra expense. This shelf is also where I store my sea salt, vanilla, frother, and dressing jars.

In the second picture, you’ll notice that I also store my oils on that shelf. And above is my store of teas. I have a lot. They also fill all three of those boxes. No, I didn’t buy them to hoard, haha. People buy me teas at Christmas and my birthday. It’s the perfect gift for me! I never run out.

As you can see, I don’t have a lot of space for food storage. I do what I can. I feel confident that, even if I can’t get any food for the next few weeks, I will not go hungry. I may not always be able to eat the way I want, but I do have plenty of food.

Do you have to store food in an extra small space? Please share tips in the comments, or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com.

~ Shannon

 

Smoothie Packs

I finally got a new refrigerator for my room! The other one was so old, and was used in this room for I don’t know how many years before I moved in eight years ago. The extra tiny freezer wouldn’t freeze food properly, and I don’t think it was keeping the food in the refrigerator part as cold as it should have. And the little freezer area was needing a full defrost ever 5 or 6 weeks, verses the once a year when I moved in. Ugh. It desperately needed to be replaced.

I bought it myself, and opted for one of the little refrigerators with the separate freezer. One door for the fridge, and one for the freezer. Yay! It cost a pretty penny. Just over $150. But it was well worth the money. And I just love having the freezer separate.

This freezer is more than twice as big as the other one was, so I needed to decide what to put in it. Smoothie packs were the first thing I thought of.

Using quart size freezer bags, I made 28 smoothie packs, each with two servings. So I got 56 smoothies out of my efforts, and still had plenty of room left for other things.

Smoothie Packs

bananas

frozen mixed berries

kale

frozen cranberries

fresh strawberries (leftovers)

fresh blueberries (leftovers)

celery leaves

***** These were super simple to put together. Here is what I did.

  1. Opened the bags as I needed them, setting them up as a sort of assembly line.
  2. Peeled and sliced the bananas, using about 1/4th banana per bag. This gave me 24 bags.
  3. Split the fresh strawberries and blueberries between eight bags.
  4. Split the frozen berry mix between between the rest of the bags.
  5. Split the cranberries between the all of the bags.
  6. Split the celery leaves between six of the bags.
  7. Split the kale between the rest of the bags.
  8. Pushed the air out of each bag, closing it.
  9. Placed them in the freezer.

I didn’t label them because I know I’ll use them before they go bad, and before I make more.

It feels great to have a freezer I can actually use.

Do you freeze smoothie packs? What are your favorite combinations?

~ Shannon

Quick Tip: Freezing Bananas

Why would you freeze a banana? Why not. You can, and there are a few different ways to do so. I want to talk about my favorite way to freeze them.

First, I wait until the banana peels have some brown spots on the them. These will make for sweeter bananas.

I peel them, then slice into rounds. These rounds go on paper plates in a single layer, and are placed in the freezer for an hour or two, until frozen. (Baking sheets are too big for my little freezer, or I would use then instead of the plates. I know this would be less wasteful.) Then I place the rounds into into a quart size freezer bag and close, being sure there isn’t much air inside. I don’t pretend to be able to get all the air out, but I do squeeze out as much as I can.

How do I use these bananas?

  • in smoothies
  • to make banana ice cream
  • to make muffins
  • to make bread

How do you freeze bananas? What do you use them for after they’ve been frozen?

~ Shannon

Baked Kale Chips

I received some kale in the last Misfits Market box. At the time, I was making up some snacks to have while being pretty much quarantined. Getting this in my box gave me the perfect opportunity to try my hand at making kale chips.

No, I am not sick. I do, however, have asthma and my mother, and my daughters, and I were worried about my coming into contact with someone who was sick with the virus that has turned our country on it’s side. Because I work at the front desk at the hotel, and rely on public transportation, I am was on the front lines. I took a layoff and am no longer too worried about in contact with an infected person.

Personally, I cannot wait to go back to work. But being home is offering an opportunity for me to experiment with new recipes and do some other kitchen related things. All of which I am going to share with you!

I do hope you are all being safe. I do understand that some of you are considered essential workers, and hope the best for everyone at this time.

I did make baked collard green chips a while back, so I was excited to try these ones.

Kale Chips

kale leaves

almond oil

sea salt

(The amounts of oil and salt will depend on how many kale chips you are making.)

  1. Preheat oven to 275*.
  2. Wash the kale leaves, checking for bugs and dirt, and lay out on a towel. Cover with a second towel and run your hands over it to help sop up most of the water. Remove the second towel and allow kale to air dry.
  3. Remove the rib from the kale.
  4. Tear the kale into chip-size pieces.
  5. Put a tablespoon or two of oil in a mixing bowl.
  6. Add a few grinds of sea salt.
  7. Place the kale chips into the bowl, and gently mix it all with your hands, until the oil coats the kale.
  8. Wash and dry your hands.
  9. Put parchment paper on the bottom of a baking sheet.
  10. Place chips on baking sheet, being sure they are laying as flat as possible, and not touching each other.
  11. Put the baking sheet into the oven, and bake at 275* for about 20 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven, and allow to cool.
  13. Store in a covered container.

Tips

  • This can be done with chard and collard greens as well.
  • Try using different seasonings.

Serving Suggestions

  • Eat like you would any chips.
  • Serve crumbled over shepherd’s pie, or over mashed potatoes.

Enjoy!

Shannon

Orange Smoothie

Spring is here! I love smoothies, especially during the spring and summer months. I make my smoothies super healthy, so as to nourish my body and my soul each time I have one.

A new, and interesting, tidbit of information I learned is that orange peels are edible, and can be put into smoothies. So what I did was cut the orange into quarters, and only peeled three quarters to test out the theory.

This easy smoothie only took a few minutes to prepare. Let me know what you think.

Orange Smoothie

1 small banana, peeled and sliced

1 small orange, quartered, 3/4 peeled, saved the peel in a covered container in the fridge for future smoothies.

unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp pea protein powder

1 tsp ground flax seed

  1. Put a quarter of a cup of milk in the blender cup.
  2. Add banana slices.
  3. Add orange quarters.
  4. Add pea protein and flax seed.
  5. Add as much milk as you need to.
  6. Blend until all is smooth.

Tips:

  • You can also eat kiwi skins. Who knew? Certainly not me.
  • It’s important for your immune system to get plenty of Vitamin C.

Serving Suggestions:

Stocking Up

Every January I order stockup food, and I hope most of it will last until summer. I did this late last month and have noticed that much of the items are taking longer to get here than in previous years.

Anyone else notice their Amazon orders are taking longer than usual?

That’s not to say that some of the items didn’t come in after just a few days, but many others are taking two weeks or more to get here.

Anyway, I am also going to order canning jars from Wal-Mart, because that’s how I plan to store all the food I bought from Amazon. Usually I just leave things in there original packaging, but I think my food shelves will look better if I use the jars. And this will help in my organizing efforts as well.

So, I’ve ordered these items:

3 pounds Organic Almond flour

4 pounds Organic Coconut flour

.02 pound Sea Salt

8 ounces Cacao Powder (Trying this for the first time.) (Will buy more if I like it.)

14 ounces Ground Flax Seed

10 ounces Slivered Almonds

4 pounds Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

2 Paleo Pancake Mixes (Trying this for the first time.) (Will buy more if I like it.)

2 packages Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (Will not last until summer.)

56 ounces Organic Coconut Oil

16 ounces Organic Maple Syrup (Will not last until summer.)

3 pounds Raw Honey

3 small jars Almond Butter

3 jars Cocoa Bliss

At the grocery store, I bought: (These will not last until summer)

2 dozen eggs

Organic Almond Oil (Trying this for the first time.)

Sesame Oil (Trying this for the first time.)

5 pounds Potatoes (Trying this for the first time.)

2 pounds Butter

1 bag Organic Popcorn Kernels

1 pound Ground Beef

1.25 pound Stew Beef

1 pound Ground Sausage

From Misfits Market

Fresh Organic Parsley to dry (This will not last until summer.)

1 Organic Fennel, drying the herb part

1 Whole Cloves package Organic

1 Organic Cinnamon

It was a pretty penny for all of this, for sure, but I used my income taxes to pay for it. Like I said, I do this every year, then I replace items as I use them. Eating mostly organic does cost more, and I don’t pretend to eat organic all the time. I do the best I can, when I have the money. I also live alone, and am only buying food for myself. And my Misfits Market organic produce doesn’t cost much more than regular produce at Wal-Mart.

I feel good about having a good stock of food, and can’t wait to get it all organized on the shelves.

I am trying to get back to the healthy eating, at 80% of my food intake being Vegetarian/Paleo/Whole30. Super healthy most of the time. Having these items on hand will be helpful.

Most of my food dollars for the next 4 or 5 months will be spent on fresh produce.

What does your healthy pantry look like?

~ Shannon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids in the Kitchen: Make an Apple Cookbook

This is a frugal family or homeschool project that will teach math, reading, life skills, and more.

What is added to each child’s cookbook depends on their age and skills, but this will be a fun project for them to work on as they learn to help with food preparation during the harvest months.

Some examples of book parts include:

  • table of contents
  • this for that information
  • measurement information
  • information on the different types of apples
  • classification of baking apples
  • information on freezing apples, or the finished recipes
  • why you should never eat apple seeds (hint: poison)
  • a page telling about each family member’s favorite type of apple

They add a photograph of finished recipes, or of themselves making each recipe.Ā  A nice two-page spread would showcase the recipe and picture on one page, and a journaled story about making or eating the dish on the next page.

When my daughters made their apple books, they created them in shapes of apples – the pages and the cover, using construction paper and binding them with yarn.

Have them use only the family’s favorite holiday/harvestĀ appleĀ recipes, so they’ll have to try them all out first. This can be a lot of fun. Make sure that you know how to, and they include the directions for, preparing relevant recipes for the freezer.

Here are some apple recipe ideas:

  • bread
  • muffins
  • appleĀ cake with cream cheese frosting
  • appleĀ bars
  • pie
  • cookies
  • crisp
  • applesauce, apple-pear sauce, apple-peach sauce
  • salads
  • pancakes

Let us know what your children decide to put in their apple cookbooks!

Shannon

Delivery Service – Produce Brought to My Door

I’ve been doing research on delivery services in my area of Maine, without any luck. There didn’t seem to be any. In particular, I’m looking for produce at a reasonable price.

I didn’t just want to order from any old place. I was looking for certain things.

  • That the source would deliver to my door, or at least my work address being that it is in the city.
  • That the food would be organic.
  • That the price would reasonable.

What do I mean by reasonable? Consider that I spent about $100.00 on mostly organic, healthy foods – mainly fruits and vegetables – that would last two weeks only last month. Ouch! That bill hurt. I know there has to be a better way. A way to eat healthy on a budget. My food budget is generally between $30.00 and $40.00 per week. Any more than that and I don’t have the money I need for other important things.

Why did I need to get that food? Sadly, I’ve been sick four times already this year. The shortest sickness lasted just over a week; the longest almost three. Also, I’m having gut issues. I know I need to get back to eating healthy.

So, I did a two-week, mainly fruits and veggies, cleanse. It helped me to feel better, and my gut hasn’t been having as many issues. But there is still work to do.

Previously I’ve done a whole30/Paleo lifestyle that netted some good weightloss results. I also felt so much better eating that way. I had an income change that prevented me from continuing for a number of months and, while I’m still eating about 60% healthy each week, I’m not really back to where I need to be nutritionally. Yet.

Things I know about me: My body does not process dairy well. My body will not function properly if I am eating grains. I don’t want to be dependent on sugar. It does not help with my weight issues. One of my biggest problems is when I feel like I am missing out on old favorites, and that’s when I tend to slip back into old habits.Ā  So I need to allow for the occasional “treat”. Dinner from my favorite restaurant. Cake at the grandkids birthday party. You know what I mean.

I’m switching things up a bit. You see, I find I’m eating less and less meat. I do eat meat, but I feel like doing so less often these days. I don’t want meat substitutes; not the heavily processed stuff, vegan or otherwise. I really do want mainly fruits and vegetables. And organic tastes far better.

A few weeks back I signed up on some sites to be notified of when they start delivering to Maine, and last week I heard back from one of them!

Misfits Market is now delivering in Maine. (Use this referral code so we can both get a discount: COOKWME-PI4FFE ) They will deliver organic, non-GMO produce to my house, and allow me to choose the delivery day. I cannot even express how happy this makes me. There is a mix of fruits and vegetables in each shipment, according to what is in season.

At first I thought, because it’s just me I prepare food for, I should by the Mischief Box. It’s the smaller of the two, with 10 – 12 lbs of produce for $23.75 + shipping. Or, if you decide to get a subscription it would cost $19.00 + tax per box per week or biweekly. This serves 1-2 people for a week.

But then I looked at the information for the Madness Box, and it sounded like a better deal. I want my boxes delivered bi-weekly, figuring that many weeks there will be greens and some fruits that can be frozen, as well as fruits I can turn into sauces. And that items such as potatoes will store longer if done right. The Madness Box will weigh in at approximately 18-20 pounds, and technically serve 4-5 people for a week. These boxes are $42.50 + tax each but, if you want to get a subscription they will only be $34.00 + tax each.

I bought a bi-weekly subscription of the Madness Box for $38.50 per box, including tax, meaning I am spending $19.25 per week on fruits and vegetables. That gives me about another pound of produce for only a quarter, and leaves money in my budget each week to get other things I might need.

Knowing what I know about organic food costs in the stores and at the farmer’s market in my area, this is does not seem like a bad deal. I will be reporting back after each of my first two deliveries, so come back to see if I am happy with what I receive.

The great thing about Misfits Market is that I can cancel any time šŸ™‚ This is huge for me, as I don’t want to be locked into anything if I decide I’m not pleased.

Note 1: It’s called Misfits Market for a reason. It is a source of “ugly” produce. Let me just say that I don’t care if the produce is perfect. If I can get “ugly” produce at a good price, I am all over that. Produce is produce. It’s all good!

Note 2: Get 25% off your first order, and give me 25% off a future order. It’s a win-win! The links in this article will take you to my page with your discount. (This is the discount they are giving right now. Misfit’s Market can change the promotion at any time.)

Do you order from Misfits Market? What area are you in, and what are your experiences with the company? Let us know in the comments below?

If you decide to order, please report back later with your impressions of your first few boxes. My daughter wants to know if it is a good variety of food, and if the items change from week-to-week. She and my sister are waiting for my thoughts on the boxes so I’ll be reporting my impressions to them, as well as right here!

~ Shannon