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Clean out the fridge dinner or frugal feasting

July 8th, 2011 at 08:06 am

Ever have one of those nights when you have a lots of odds and ends in the fridge and hate to see it go to waste? Last night was one of those nights at our house.

I have been working through the freezer and trying to use up some of the stuff we've had awhile, and crab cakes was the winner from the freezer roulette.

The fridge had a few different items. We had green beans from the night before, baked beans from lunch a couple of days ago (we had them for two meals before this), lettuce, tomatoes, and part of a red onion, a boiled egg, a small portion of Feta cheese, leftover biscuits, a small portion of cottage cheese, leftover roasted potatoes, leftover fruit salad, an overripe pear, and on the counter...very ripe bananas.

I heated the potatoes in a little olive oil and cut up part of the onion in them. The rest of the onion I used for the salad of lettuce, tomato, Feta cheese,and sliced the egg. I heated up both types of beans, and put the cottage cheese out in a little bowl. I nuked the biscuits.

I cut up the pear and bananas into the fruit salad.

There was ample food and little of it went to waste. I think I did pitch a couple of biscuits. I had made them a couple of days before with some flour, milk, baking powder, and herbs from our garden so I wasn't throwing out big money.

Not a gourmet meal, but full tummies and a cleaner fridge were the result.

I bet we could get people to think leftovers were gourmet undertakings if we could figure out a catchy phrase for it!

6 Responses to “Clean out the fridge dinner or frugal feasting”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    What about "Reclaimed Local Artisan Cuisine"? LOL. I bet you could open an expensive leftovers restaurant if you called them that.

  2. LittleGopher Says:

    Instead of leftovers, how about rightunders, as in food right under our noses :-)

    Yum - you did good, by the way!!

  3. M E 2 Says:



    C O R N


    Clean Out (the) Refrigerator Night Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    You are all so creative! ;-)

  5. marvholly Says:

    How about Buffet Bonanza

  6. rob62521 Says:

    That's a good one too!

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