I was in Lidl fairly early yesterday morning and I grabbed a wonky veg box whilst I was there. This is stuff which is still OK but needs to be sold fairly quickly. This what I got. That's 1 pear, 3 bananas, 3 mushrooms, 1 tomato, 1 cauliflower, 1 mango, 1 satsuma. a bunch of red spring onions, 1 aubergine, 1 swede, 1 bag spinach, and 665g carrots. Definitely not bad for £1.50.
I have had several of these veg boxes now and I've realised that what I really enjoy is the challenge of using everything so as soon as I got home I set to.
I'd also got two packs of low fat Aberdeen Angus mince from the reduced section whilst I was in Lidl. One pack went into the freezer but I got a pack of breadcrumbs (made from the heel of a loaf) from the freezer and combined the mince, breadcrumbs and an egg in the food processor to make 18 meatballs which I fried before putting them in the slow cooker. I made the sauce from the aubergine, mushrooms, and tomato plus a bag of frozen Mediterranean veg, a couple of onions. a bag of sliced mushrooms (frozen from a previous veg box) and a carton of passata. I've had a portion and it was lovely!
The cauliflower will be cooked today and made into cauliflower cheese to be frozen. The mango will be pureed and frozen in portions to be eaten with yoghurt. The spinach will be very nice with scramblers over the next couple of mornings. The swede, onions and carrots are in no danger of going off anytime soon so I'll keep them for a few days. The satsuma is in the fruit bowl and the pear has been given away.
And the bananas? They seem to have disappeared!