Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Don't Compost Us! Using up the Veggies.

Mid-week: energy is running low; previously bought but yet to be used produce is making its way to "compost bin" suitable; and there are still quite a few breakfasts, lunches and dinners to be made this week.  What's a frugal gal to do?

Dinner dishes done, radio turned on, kids unleashed to romp and play as I turned to the stove for 30 minutes of intense frugal kitchen maneuvers.

Sundays remain crock-pot turkey with chickpeas became the base for turkey soup, which will be the focal point of Thursdays dinner followed by a container or two frozen for future lunches.  Broth, garlic and toss in the vegetables that had been screaming "use me before I'm compost material!"

Other veggies were tossed into an egg ring eagerly waiting on a frying pan, followed by one beaten egg and a dose of shredded cheese.  Cook for 2 minutes, flip, and slide it onto a whole wheat English muffin.  Four of those later, and my husband has some breakfasts to go for the rest of the week.

A very well worn frying pan, one my grandparents (in their 90s) discarded when they downsized from a house to condo a few years back.  Happy to give it more life in our frugal home.

And that was it for tonight.  One can only do so much in 30 minutes.  In that time I extended the life of food on the fridge shelves.  We have easy and ready to go, healthy veggie stocked home cooked meals.  Our food dollars did not end up in the compost heap.  And we reduced household waste, which pleases mother Earth.

Keepin' in healthy in the kitchen, frugal style.

1 comment:

  1. The frying pan from your grandparent.... appears to be scratched teflon. If so, it is time to discard it! Teflon pans have been linked to Alzheimers. Especially toxic if scratched. Great idea to make up sandwiches ahead. A great time saver, I am sure!