First up today on Frugal Tuesdays….Kale and Potato Gratin from Apartment Therapy.
I like the simplicity of this recipe…just kale and potatoes, the simplest of seasonings, plus breadcrumbs and optional cheese. (Though, let’s be honest, I’d have to be pretty hard up to leave out cheese…).
I also wanted to share one of my favorite frugal food-saving tips this week. It’s no secret that I love bell peppers. Love them. And one year, when we lived in an apartment with a kitchen the size of your left shoe, I tried roasting peppers to freeze them, and I ended up clogging the kitchen drain, and pepper water was all over the floor, and the peppers were soggy and gross, and I pretty much wasted 9 hours of my life and never really ate them.
And then I found out you could straight-up freeze bell peppers without cooking them…and have delicious bell peppers to put in stews and soups and curries all winter long without paying $19 per pepper in the middle of January.
Buy a bushel of bell peppers.
Wash them. Dry them.
Cut them open and remove the seeds and veins.
Chop them. Or Slice them. However you like to use them.
Place them on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
Freeze them for several hours.
Then place them in a ziplock bag. (I put a ton in a gallon-sized bag and take out a handful at at time.
If you’re new to freezing veggies, this is the place to start. Simple.