The past few months, between me forgetting what's in the fridge and the fridge freezing my produce, I've been finding a lot of slimy vegetables in my fridge. I just thought I'd toss out some ideas on what I've been doing lately to use up my veggies and leftovers.
- Salad or relish tray. If your fruits and veggies are still in good condition, this is a great option.
- Soup. Soups are so forgiving, and with a little practice, you can make a good soup from scratch with no recipe. You can include veggies, leftover meats and pastas, grains from the pantry . . . anything, really! I've even been known to throw in an apple. Just make sure everything goes together. There's a really interesting and yummy recipe for lettuce soup here.
- Stir fry. You can fry or steam your veggies, and toss them with some meat or beans. Then add some sauce from a bottle or mix, or from my easy recipe.
- Quiche. If you have eggs, this is a great option. You can hide all sorts of things in there, from almost-moldy cheese to wrinkly potatoes to leftover ham! Most sorts of veggies work well, too. Here is my favorite quiche recipe that I use for a guideline.
- Pizza. You can use up old cheese, leftover sauce (it doesn't have to be tomato sauce!), veggies, meat . . . anything that goes together!
- Grain salad. Toss leftover veggies with some meat or beans together with any sort of cooked grain and dressing.