Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't send those dried out carrots to the compost before you read this.

My family loves baby carrots with dressing as a snack, so recently I bought two bags that were on sale in a Buy One Get One Free promotion. But before we could eat them all, they dried out and just weren't that appetizing for any of us. The thought of throwing away an unopened bag and a half full bag drove me crazy, so...

I pulled out my handy food processor and zipped the carrots through the small shredder blade. And then I put the shredded carrots...

in a freezer bag and I put them in the freezer for future use. In the fall and winter I make a lot of soups, chilis and casseroles that I will throw a handful of the shredded carrots into. You just break off what you need. The more veggies I can add to our food the better.

I also did the same thing recently with some green and red peppers that we received from our CSA. I didn't think we would use the peppers before they went bad, so I chopped them up and put them in a freezer bag for future use in soups and casseroles.

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This post is linked to Tightwad Tuesday at Being Frugal and Tightwad Tuesday at Canada Girl and Frugal Friday at Life as Mom.


  1. Hello! I found you through Mary's Tightwad Tuesday, and have been enjoying your blog tremendously. I'll be bookmarking you and visiting again. :)

    Great idea with the carrots! We don't buy baby carrots (too rich for us, lol), but it does make you stop and think before throwing anything out, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing!

    Warm Regards,

  2. This is a VERY good tip ! It DOES all add up to help on the budget !!

  3. Good tip! Thanks for sharing it!

  4. What a fantastic tip!! I am going to use this!!

    Found your blog through Tightwad Tuesday!

    Thanks so much!!

  5. what a great tip now I know what to d owhen I come a cross those buys that I know I will never be able to use up

  6. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing,


    Stop by and see me sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  7. Oh, I'm so late to the Frugal Friday party (it seems I'm always a couple weeks behind reading) but I did want to note that I've had some luck soaking carrots in water in the refrigerator and getting them to come back. Sometimes, though, you just gotta punt like you did. Great thinking!


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