Sunday, August 13, 2017
How to Waste Less and Save #4
#4 - As you plan weekly meals, try to come up with several uses for produce and bulk items. For instance, you can enjoy bell peppers as a snack, stuffed with ground meat or in an omelet.
COMMENT: This is something I do with some foods without even giving it a second thought. The deli where I shop has rotisserie chicken and baked chicken for $4.99. I buy the it with 2 things in mind - my salads and making chicken salad. I pull the meat off the bones putting about half of it in a container to add to my daily salads and the other I chop up small and make my chicken salad. The flavor from the rotisserie and the seasonings added to the baked make both dishes tasty. I think I need to use my imagination a bit more to come up with more multitask ingredients.
One more thing I want to point out is my method of keeping lettuce longer. Whether it be romaine or head lettuce, I wrap it up in paper towels before placing it in the refrigerator. The paper towels keep the moisture down and prevents it from spoiling as quickly.