This weekend I made cream of mushroom soup with barley and the recipe called for 2 stalks of celery. Two stalks? What am I supposed to do with the rest of the celery? Although a bag of celery is only a dollar or less, I hate to waste all those celery. So I omitted the celery in my cream of mushroom.
There are lots of soup/stew recipes that call for a couple stalks of celery and I usually skip this ingredient because I don't want limpy celery sitting in my fridge. Any ideas on what can be substitute for celery?