In a fit of optimism we buy fresh veggies at the store. We bring them home, feeling virtuous, and place them in the crisper drawer. . .
Where they remain.
Then you find them, weeks later, and they aren’t looking so fresh or so healthy anymore! Yet they aren’t really spoiled-just unappetizing. Wrinkled tomato skin or wilted broccoli heads aren’t dangerous after all.
So what to do? Throwing out food is not frugal in any way shape or form!
Here is a quick fix!
Chop those puppies up and toss them into a soup, stirfry, curry or casserole! This tip works even on items you normally only consume raw-like grape tomatoes or lettuce. No one ever said those things CAN’T be cooked. I have used regular iceberg lettuce that is slightly past it’s prime in many a curry!
(*note to self-you don’t really eat salad as often as you think you do)
(*note to readers-this tip works really well for that little bit of tossed salad left in the fridge as well!)
What? Don’t have any of those on the dinner plan anytime soon? Well chop away, but stick in a zippered freezer baggie. Just try to make plans to use it in the next week or so. Otherwise you are likely to forget it’s existence again.
Photo by The Tame Alien