My produce goal this week?
I want to use up (nearly) every bit of fresh produce we have, and I want to be using some of the stuff I have in cans. Have to do that for fruit for sure!
The sum total of produce in my home right now?
- About 6 pounds of potatoes
- 2.5 pounds of carrots
- 1 pound bag of baby carrots
- about half a head of lettuce
- 4 tomatillos
- 2 bunches celery
- about 2 bunches of green onions
- 10 regular onions; red, white and yellow; medium to large size
- about a dozen chili peppers
- a whole lot of garlic
- 3 soft mangoes
I'm thinking a couple of stew recipes this week ought to pretty much take care of the carrots, potatoes, and some of the celery and onions too.
Cindy posted a Mango Chicken over Coconut Rice recipe that I just have to try. I'll be using some home-canned peaches, and probably more mangoes than it calls for.
If I let the kids munch on the baby carrots and celery, and I make a dipping sauce using the green onions, plus I eat a salad (maybe there's enough lettuce for two), that ought to pretty much do it.
I'm thinking with that plan, we'll still have a potato or two, a few stalks of celery, a couple onions, and garlic left. That works for me.
So am I crazy for wanting to use up all of our produce? I just am feeling the need for a fresh start, I guess...