I am sure some thread of this nature must already exist, but it is harvest time and it is the opportune time to purchase local produce and take advantage of good prices. I struggle with the weekly evening meal but want to get my meal managememt under control and on budget. Yesterday I bought 30 pounds of carrots for all of $5.00 and 30 pounds of beets for $5.00. A coworker gave me a helpful hint on the carrots, she purchases them at this time of year, peels them, chops and cooks thme and makes a mash for reheating in the future. She also does this for turnips. Once cooked they are put in a Ziploc bag, pressed into a flat square and off they go in the freezer for future use. Well last night the work commenced, it was time consuming. I did my first 10 lbs, only 20 more to go but I am ahead of myself for my weekly sides.
Simultaneously I am also pickling my beets which is quite easy and with a minor investment of jars, lids and labour I will have something colourful to put on my table.
I want to encourage anyone who wants to save money and time(eventually) to offer simple helpful hints to ease our weeknight burdens. So if anyone out there wants to be encouraging and offer positive helpful and easy economical hints to anyone who is challenged by the nightly meal please join in and give your hints and shortcuts to making this an easier nightly task. Thanks is advance.