At a loss for how to use that stale bread, or bit of leftover rice from dinner three nights ago?
Here are some tips to avoiding food waste.
-- Cut stale bread into cubes and toast on low to make croutons. Or make french toast or stuffing. Or toast the bread and crumble it to make bread crumbs.
-- Fried rice is better with day-old cooked rice than fresh.
-- When a meal yields leftovers, freeze them immediately. The food will taste better and you won’t be stuck eating the same meal all week.
-- Preserve extra lemons and limes by squeezing the juice into ice cube trays and saving frozen juice for when it’s needed.
-- Older vegetables can be used in stews or stocks.
Source: Small Notebook for a simple home, smallnotebook.org.
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Questions? Comments? Got your own tip to share? Contact Ingrid Stegemoeller: 582-1537; firstname.lastname@example.org