stumped on what to do with the things in the fridge - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2010, 06:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
spiderdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I've been struggling so much with creativity in the kitchen lately. I have food in the freezer that I could pull out, but I really want to use up what's already in the fridge. I'm just not sure what to do with everything to make up a meal. I have:

*seitan BBQ "ribs" (not a lot of sauce on them, so they could be repurposed)
*less than a serving's worth of fava bean risotto

(starred because they baffle me the most)

beets, carrots, radishes, kale, collards, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, baby Asian greens (tatsoi and something else), onion, garlic, some "grey" summer squash (like light colored zucchini)... maybe some celery. And LOTS of yellow crookneck squash.

If it were winter, I'd probably roast the veggies... but right now we hate heating up the house with the oven.

I think the creative part of my brain is just exhausted right now and I need a fresh pair of eyes to give me suggestions.

Mama to Munchkin  and Chickadee ...and co-parent to 3 additional bundles of energy!
spiderdust is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2010, 06:18 PM
 
AFWife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, a lot of the veggies could go in a really creative salad.

Do you have rice?

Kas (24), Helpmeet to Stefan (25), Mom to Franklin Gaudelio 4/15/09, Jonathan Boswell 1/2/11
AFWife is offline  
Old 06-18-2010, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
spiderdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I do have rice! I pondered a stir fry, and thought about a salad... just wasn't sure that a salad would be enough for everyone. They're usually "side" items in our house.

Might be able to chop up the "ribs" and use them for the protein part of a stir fry, but I wasn't sure how well that would work.

Mama to Munchkin  and Chickadee ...and co-parent to 3 additional bundles of energy!
spiderdust is offline  
Old 06-18-2010, 06:24 PM
 
AFWife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,083
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiderdust View Post
I do have rice! I pondered a stir fry, and thought about a salad... just wasn't sure that a salad would be enough for everyone. They're usually "side" items in our house.

Might be able to chop up the "ribs" and use them for the protein part of a stir fry, but I wasn't sure how well that would work.
I was actually going to suggest it...or you can just make up rice and mix the meat in without adding anything. We used to do it with sausage.

Hmm...if you have potatoes you can do a "stuffed baked potatoes" kind of thing.

You could always do a "buffet" dinner and put everything out (salad, meat in rice, etc...) and let people take what they want?

Kas (24), Helpmeet to Stefan (25), Mom to Franklin Gaudelio 4/15/09, Jonathan Boswell 1/2/11
AFWife is offline  
Old 06-19-2010, 06:02 PM
 
mrspineau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 558
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you could make stew with most of that I think...
mrspineau is offline  
Old 06-19-2010, 06:16 PM
 
kaaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oooh! Make a summer squash salad with all that squash. I'm making one this afternoon with the squash I got in my CSA box:

http://mealplanner.eatrealgood.com/recipes/83
kaaris is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off