Monday, May 24, 2010

Random veggies

Before I go pick up my Produce Basket, I try to clean out my frig and clean up the last few random vegetables that didn't make it into a dish that week. In the winter, this usually means a big 'ol pot of Vegetable Soup, but in summer, I like to get creative to store the veggies for another time.

So this week I found lurking in my crisper: yellow pepper, butternut squash, and a lonely yellow squash.

To save the yellow pepper for another meal, I decided to cut it into strips, freeze the strips individually on a plate in the freezer.

Once they were frozen solid, I put them into a labeled container and back into the freezer to add to a stirfry.

Then onto the two squash. I decided the best way that we would use them up was to puree them. So I steamed them in my Pampered Chef microwave steamer pot.

If I'm steaming up a lot of veggies, like when I was making baby food, I use my big pot with a steamer basket, but just for these two little guys, the microwave works great.

Then I pureed them up, adding a couple of tablespoons of the cooking liquid. I'm planning to throw these purees into homemade mac n cheese, scrambled eggs, muffins, or soup.

The little leftover containers are holding court in the frig, the plastic bags went into the freezer!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

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