The art of cooking frugally is only half in the shopping.
The other half is in the using--or, in this case, reusing.
With two days left in the Iron Chef Mom challenge, I gathered all my leftover ingredients on the counter:
- Two cups of clear broth (from Monday's chicken prep)
- uneaten asparagus, including the ends I snapped
- 2/3 can of diced tomatoes
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- half bags of cauliflower and spinach
- half a can of mushrooms.
Even if a recipe only calls for a portion, you paid for the whole container.
It's wise to take stock at the end of the week and see what you can do with what's left. For example, today's asparagus soup will be almost free because those ingredients were counted earlier in the week.ALL the posts in the Iron Chef, Aldi vs. Sale Challenge!