With the price of groceries I've been looking at extending the life of the groceries we bring in. I've been seeing this technique on the internet over and over so I thought I would give it a try. There were many ways to do this but I decided to wash them, dry them, put them in a jar, and put a piece of napkin between the lid and the jar to absorb the moisture. In the refrigerator they go till someone decides to eat them. I had two and half quarts about 4 or 5 days ago. The grandchildren already ate the half quart with cool whip on top.
So far, they look as good as the day I bought them which was about 4 days before I decided to try this. So, these strawberries are about 8 or 9 days old and still looking good.
I also wrapped my celery and green onions in foil to help them last longer.
How do you extend the life of your groceries?
The husband was in charge of getting meat out of the freezer for the next few days and I had to laugh. Steak and Pork chops with pork chops twice. He knows what he likes! I did talk him into some chicken for one day.
We both were busy getting our our hair cut yesterday after delaying it till things calmed down again (that's just how we roll -we are making our dentist appointments today). I so was happy for the Easy Smoked pork chops yesterday because they are basically just fried on the stove till warm and browned. Well, peeling the potatoes was a little time consuming.
My hair was very thick and too long for me so three inches were cut off. My neck feels relief! You might say well cut your own hair...no we did that and oh boy it took awhile for us to get it back even. We both just can not cut hair. It's very sad not to have hair cutting talent.
Our Menu this week:
Monday Smoked Pork chops and fried potatoes with onion
Tuesday BBQ Chicken Wings, green beans, and Corn Bread
Wednesday Pinto Beans, Leftover Corn bread, and any leftover chicken from Tuesday.
Thursday Steak and Potato
Friday Pork Chops and a Salad
Saturday We are going to a hike with the grand kids that leads back to a maple syrup shack in a nature park. I'm so glad it's March and we are headed towards Spring, winter has been boring for the most part. We are going to have a very late breakfast of pancakes with their maple syrup and sausage so that will be our dinner for the day. Dinner is $6.00 a person.
Sunday Taco's (we didn't have last week)
Breakfasts: eggs, Fried bologna, or oats