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I have been trying to minimize the amount of food that hits the garbage can on refrigerator cleaning day. It isn't easy for me. I really don't like leftovers, so it has taken some serious creativity.
My blogging buddy, Tightwad Mom, has totally inspired me on this quest! She is all the time whipping up new recipes using leftover fruits, veggies, and meat. I have been trying to either use up or re purpose fruits and veggies before they go bad. If I have leftover sour cream, I bake up some bread or muffins. If I have leftover bananas I slice and freeze for smoothies.
Anyways, I have been buying these sweet mini peppers every time I go to Sam's Club. They are about $4.50 or so, and they are awesome. They are sweet and just wonderful eaten whole. Usually we can eat all of these up in a week, but this last week they started to get wilty before we could devour them.
I decided to save them from the trash and give them new life!
I was freezer cooking that day, so I didn't have time to whip up an awesome recipe, but I frequently make Western Egg Scramble so I decided to chop them up for future breakfasts.
Seriously, look at all of those peppers that were on their way out! Saved!
I spread them out on a cookie sheet for flash freezing. Once they were frozen I put them in a freezer bag. All I have to do is pull them out and throw in my eggs.
This saves both time and money!
What do you do to minimize food waste?