This meal idea was contributed by Cheapskater Gillian and I love it! It's a no waste recipe, perfect for we Cheapskaters who like to use every last veggie in the crisper. It's not a recipe as such, more a guideline on how to make a delicious meal using the wrinkly veggies lurking at the bottom of the fridge.
"At the end of the week before I go grocery shopping for fresh vegetables I take all the last week's vegetables out of the fridge. This way I start with a clean fridge. I chop up all the old bits and pieces of vegetables, add some spices and dried soup mix and let it all simmer in the crockpot for about four hours. Sometimes I will add curry spices, other times tomato and pasta, sometimes lentils and brown rice. This is then transferred into plastic containers, labelled and used for lunches. I save money on brown bagging my lunch instead of buying out. I save on time having to make up a separate lunch every day. My fresh vegetables seem to last longer and stay fresh since they are not mixed in with the old stuff from the week before."
Do you make a wrinkly stew (or soup)? What is your favourite way of using up the leftover veggies before your next shopping day?