Thursday, May 1, 2008

Using Leftovers: Carrots and Celery or Any Other Produce Bought in Bulk

Now it's time for Recipe Swap 08!

For strictly leftover veggie use, our house favorite is my Stuffed Meatloaf. Normally, I use a combination of spinach, onion, and mushrooms, however any mix of veggies tastes delightful and adds more varied nutrition to the traditional staple that is meatloaf. The possibilities are endless...You could have Fajita meatloaf, Chinese stir-fry meatloaf, Eggplant Parm meatloaf.....

Our big bulk purchase of produce though tends to be APPLES! Every fall we go apple-picking with our friends and somehow don't ever realize how much we have actually accumulated till we get home--and realize several bushels of apples for just 2 (now 3) people is just too much. Some ingenuity is needed because just eating them straight gets old really fast.

So I have a soup, 2 types of pie, an ice cream, applesauce, a dog treat, and a meat dish.

2 comments:

La folle maman said...

If you're looking for another apple recipe ...

There was an excellent recipe from a Wegman's mailing which used Butternut Squash and Granny Smith apples. You just cut them both up (leave the skin on the apples), toss them in some herbed olive oil of your choice (I use one with roasted garlic and oregano), then bake for about 25 minutes. It's excellent!

ImpostorMom said...

that is a great idea! I personally love meat loaf and so does Boog but my husband, not so much. I don't end up making it very often cause I don't want to hear the big kid complain.