Monday, March 2, 2009

Yes, I'm cheap

Have we discussed this before? I, apparently, am cheap. It doesn't mean we're rolling in money because of my thriftiness, but I do try to conserve money where possible.

To that end...I wanted to let you in on a little trick of mine.

I don't like peppers; red, green, yellow, or orange. I do however feel like some recipes just aren't the same if you leave them out. Plus, I promised my mom I would make my girls eat food that I personally don't like. Another example; mushrooms. Bleck!

Okay, back to the cheapness. I buy peppers in bulk from Sam's, dice them, and freeze them. That way when I need some for a recipe, there they are! Ready to go.

Although I don't like them...they are pretty.
First, I lop off the top, clean it out, slice into strips, and dice away.
By the time I'm finished I have at least a six month supply waiting for all those recipes that have to have them.
Maybe I'm not as cheap as I think. Maybe I'm just a genius!!


vgsmom said...

Great tip! Since you're thrifty, maybe I could just pay you to chop some for me, too.

Misadventured Domestic Diva said...

Not like peppers? How can our friendship continue? Wait, you don't like mushrooms...okay, that one saved us!! lol!!
I love the pictures!

Mom2Toribug said...

I agree. I don't like peppers of any kind, but some recipes do have to have them. I have never thought of chopping them and freezing ahead of time. I serve a taco ring thingy and it looks especially pretty at Christmas time to serve the sour cream and salsa in the middle of it with a red and green pepper hollowed out to hold the condiments. I don't eat them though. Now, mushrooms! I love mushrooms. YUM!! Makes me want some just thinking about them. Do you like them served in recipes like the peppers?

Kelly said...

I do the same thing with the green bellpeppers. My FIL grows them every summer so we have tons! I so wish I could figure out how to freeze lots of other things that come in the summer!!!
Oh and I don't like peppers either, my hubby loves them stuffed with what we call dirty rice, and I only eat the stuffing, he eats the whole thing pepper and all.