This is the time of year when I really look for the bargains at the grocery store.
I have a two week, unpaid layoff at Christmas and have to get the pantry and freezer stocked.
I was shopping at my favorite Kroger the other day, and to my surprise I found all sorts of pre-cut, pre-washed vegetables, normally for $3 a bag or more, for just $.99 a piece.
So, I came home with over $21 dollars worth of vegetables, and only paid $7 for the whole bunch.
I had three bags of stir fry vegetables, two bags of carrot chips (not shown) and two trays of peeled garlic.
It's only Ken and me. How was I going to make this wonderful deal worth my while, and not have it all end up rotting in the fridge before we could get to it?
The following is straight from my tips for creating your own Sustainable Hub of Goodness!
I started with the stir fry vegetables:
I opened each bag and patted the excess dampness off.
The pea pods were the wettest and I had to pitch a few of them.
Then I put one bag in a towel lined plastic bag and put it in the fridge for snacking.
These veggies are very healthy and great for dipping in hummus, salsa and bean dip (all found in my free cookbook!)
I also used this process with the two bags of carrot chips, not pictured here.
I didn't open the last bag and wrapped up real well and put it in the freezer for later.
Frozen veggies are also perfectly fine for a stir fry and are also excellent for soups and casseroles.
The last bag I used later that evening for a delicious stir fry that nourished us for two days.
I'm being mean ;~D
But I am so excited.
My cookbook will no longer be available for free after the first of the year.
Stay tuned for an upcoming workshop and eClass that the great Ms. Shanon Laver of Sustain Your Life and I are putting together.
(You remember Shannon. She graciously hosted one of my first guest posts promoting my cookbook this past summer.)
It's our dream to help as many women as possible, create their own healthy and sustainable kitchen filled with all kinds of food to nourish themselves and their families.
We are on pins and needles finishing things up and can not wait to share it with you :)