I went by my favorite dumpster today, the one outside my favorite grocery liquidator where they put the produce that looks a little shelf worn, and found a box full of onions, green chili's, a few oranges and an english cucumber. (I don't have to actually dig out of the dumpster. They are nice enough to set the box BESIDE the dumpster.) The only thing that didn't make the cut was the cucumber which ended up in my compost.
The oranges got combined with some apples to make fresh juice; extra vitamin C for my croupy kids, my allergy ridden kid and my other kid with a swollen, itchy watery eye and congestion. (No one person can be sick at a time around here.)
The onions were my favorite find though. I use lots of them in cooking but I hate whipping out my food processor every time to chop them up. So I put on my kids swimming goggles (so my eyes wouldn't sting) and processed all those onions at once. Each onion went into a bag for the freezer. Next time I need a whole onion in a recipe all I have to do is run to the freezer and pull out one bag. I won't even thaw it, I'll just add it to my recipe.
The green chili's mean no more high-priced 4 oz cans of diced green chilies when I'm making Mexican food. Those will get diced and frozen too to save me time and money in the long run.
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