Nope I've not turned into a Womble - honest!!
I decided to see how many meals I could make from the last of the looking sorry for themselves veggies in the fridge drawer.
The last of the lettuce was mixed with the largest of the carrots, grated and a few slices of red onion to make a coleslaw, we still have lots of Ceasar Salad dressings that got from Approved Foods (3 for £1), so some of that was added just before serving. We had this with homemade quiche for tea.
I chopped the salady bits into a bowl (giving the softest of the cucumber to the chickens, they love it) and mixed them together. Lovely Hubby took about a third of this to work with a leftover slice of quiche for his lunch yesterday. The other two thirds will have some cooked pasta stirred through and be the basis for tonights tea.
All that's left now is the celery a few of the cherry tomatoes and the little piece of red onion that I cut into. The celery is still lovely and fresh, I always find if you keep it wrapped in the fridge drawer it will last for weeks, if I think it's looking a bit sorry for itself I usually turn it into THIS
Looking in the cupboard I found these sorry looking specimens, I have no idea how long they have been there but they were soft enough to cuddle :-)
I used the best two for my lunch, with a pat of butter and a sprinkling of grated cheese they were totally yummy. This is a side plate by the way the two potatoes I chose were the smallest!
The rest were peeled (the skins were too far gone to leave on or even to use for potato peeling soup) and sliced into smallish wedges and open frozen for a couple of hours ...
... before being bagged up ready to be used as homemade wedges.
I usually cook these from frozen for five minutes in boiling water, and then drain and sprinkle with sea salt and paprika, before popping into a hot oven for around 30 minutes.
So nothing was wasted from what I found. The apples in the other fridge drawer are going to be sliced up and turned into a lovely crumble for the weekend and then that will be the last of the fresh fruit.
Someone else who is using up every little thing this month is my Blogging Buddy, Little Miss Sft (see I've made her sound like a Womble too), nip over to her lovely Blog HERE to see what it is she is aiming to use up.
The weekend is almost upon us and today the sun is shining, fingers crossed for a lovely weekend, who knows I may even get some seed sowing in the greenhouse done, a lovely thought.
I have to go I have a parcel to open :-)