Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Decluttering the fridge

This evening I did my first minor task in the "cut the crap" challenge: I at least partially de-cluttered the fridge by poking through to find what was most at risk of being tossed onto the compost pile uneaten, and came up with the following:
  • baby pak choy from the CSA from 2-3 weeks ago
  • leftover (pastured regional) chicken from this past weekend
  • two rather wilted scallions
  • several small inside pieces from a clove of garlic
  • a clump of ginger that was a little fuzzy but nothing that a thick peeling wouldn't fix
  • 3/4 of an onion, a little worse for wear from a week or two's storage in the produce bin
  • an unopened bottle of Annie's Organic teriyaki sauce, expiration date one month from today
Result? Stir fry of course!! The only not-at-risk foods I added were a couple of carrots and the rice.

Note to self: Check out info you have on rice sources from NC/GA.

Edited to add: This was done in response to the cut-the-crap challenge from this past Sunday to clean out the fridge clutter. While there are some already-too-far-gone things still in there that still have to be disposed of, in just one meal I managed to use up everything I could find that didn't have at least a week left before it had to be eaten.

1 comment:

Chile said...

A lot of times, I'll just throw all those wilted things into a crockpot with some water for a few hours on high. It generally yields a tasty vegetable stock.