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When you make everything from scratch, it's sometimes difficult to get groceries put away on the same night as produce. Produce not prepped before going in the fridge, usually spoils which is such a waste. Over time I evolved to a system of having 2 stores that I visit mainly because of produce - selection & prices are good, tho I don't do my other grocery shopping there. This lends itself to having a "Produce Night", where I wash all lettuce leaves & make a salad, peel all carrots & (Cont'd)

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shred some for the salad; wash celery, making bags of diced & sliced for cooking; peel & slice, dice onion for cooking, etc. Pepper strips, caulif, broc, carrot & celery sticks, radishes, grape toms are bagged after being mixed in a big bowl, for ready-to-eat sides, soup, salad, stir-fry, etc.

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  • i prep veggies in advance, too. Love salads but don't like making them. Friend suggested make day I buy ingredients then place individual salad in plastic bowl with air tight lid . Store UPSIDE DOWN in frig. For some reason stay fresh longer when upside down. - by SCOOTDOG
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    VERY good idea. I already shop in two places for that very reason. I would rather the groceries didn't make it to the panty right away ... and be sure to wash/cut up my produce right away. Because, as you said, it ends up spoiling because I never seem to get to it. - by _FOR_ME
  • Thanks for a great idea!
    emoticon - by GODDESS181
  • I also find with this that you have less spoilage. I am tired and don't really want to cook when I get home, but because I have the veggies ready, it makes it easy to do a quick stir fry adding pre-purchased egg whites. - by BERGIE8771

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