Tomorrow is the day I pick up my farm box (more on this tomorrow), but I already have quite a bit of produce that needs to be used up. I really need to make one or two things that can clear out the refrigerator, so I can clean it before I fill it again tomorrow. Although I pretty much hate this job (especially when something has spilled and dried, like now), but I love it when I am able to open the sparkly fridge, and be able to FIND everything, and know that nothing I choose will give me food poisoning, lol. I guess you have to trudge through the muck to get to the sparkle, eh?
Here are some of the things I know I need to use up:
- fresh lemons
- fresh spinach
- corn on the cob
- shredded and baby carrots
- pickling and regular cucumbers
- bell peppers of all colors
- green onions
- grape tomatoes
After looking at the list, I think I can break most of it down into 2 dishes: a marinated vegetable bean salad, and a vegetable soup. I still have plenty of stew beef in the freezer from the 1/4 cow I bought a few months ago (I had no REAL idea it would be THIS much meat, lol) so veggie beef soup sounds good. I’ll update with my recipes later.