Easter Sunday I cut up a stalk of celery. I put some in the potato salad and set some out with dip. I saved the pieces with the leaves attached to make broth later. After dinner, I put the leftover cut up celery in a green bag; but the tops I put in a ziplock bag thinking I would make the broth the next day.
Well, you can probably guess what happened! I never got around to making that broth. I sliced up the celery and added it to my salad for lunch. It is still crunchy. Yesterday, I went through my vegetable drawer and at the bottom, I found the celery tops. They didn’t look so good!
I learned three things:
- The “Green Bags” work.
- My Mother is always right.
- Use fresh food up right away.
Most of the things you see advertised on TV are expensive and some just do not work. I didn’t try the “Green Bags” until my mother recommended them. They do help your produce last longer.
There are two other options to prolong the life of celery; wrap it in foil or slice it and freeze it. I got the first tip from Debt-Proof Living, and the second tip from my mother!
I did make meals out of some of the leftovers from Easter Dinner. I had a lot of baked beans and I added ham to them before I froze them. I added the fresh tomato salsa to the Italian Casserole I made the night before and froze it.
Last week I wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t update my food inventory. I only put the items that were on sale on my grocery list and I am making meals from them. Later today, I will update my food inventory before I make this week’s grocery list. I think there is a carcass of a roasted chicken in the freezer I was going to use to make soup.