The local supermarket has a rack of produce that’s on its way to going bad. The workers cut off the bad parts, package the produce with other odds and ends and sell the packages for $1.
This time I purchased the better part of a LARGE eggplant. It was packages with two long, sweet green peppers and two limes. I’ve used some of the eggplant, both peppers, but not yet the limes.
First meal: Chinese eggplant (and one pepper) – with sesame and peanut and hot chili oils, with rice vinegar and tamari sauce; served over brown rice flavored with ginger and hot mustard. Came out GREAT!
Second meal: Middle Eastern eggplant (and one pepper) – with a little olive oil, marinated in a small can of V-8, with basil and oregano, about 2 oz of feta cheese, served over brown rice flavored with garlic, ginger, oregano
Third meal: haven’t figured it out yet.
I love being thrifty!!!