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In order to simplify meal preparation, I keep several often used veggies chopped and stored in 5 cup containers in the fridge. When I begin a recipe, it's great to have the onion, celery, bell peppers, etc all ready to go!

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Purchasing matching containers helped motivate me to do this and the inside of my fridge looks tidy and organized.
- Submitted by HAPPYMOM2SEVEN 3/25/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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MSROBY 5/6/2010 2:10:00 AM

    I have been doing this for years. I also keep boiled potatoes with the skin on in the fridge in a strainer. They will keep up to two to three weeks depending on size and type. I also keep boiled eggs on hand. With the chopped veggies on hand as well, you can make quick foods like; Potatoe Salad, Lettuce Salads with egg slices, egg salad, tuna salad, vegetable salad, chicken salad, turkey/egg salad, with the eggs and more.
The boiled potatoes can make: potatoe salad, fried potatoes, baked potatoes, microwave potatoes, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, any kind of potatoe you want, even a quick potatoe soup.
I call all this my prep-fridge foods. I have to save time in cooking and this has always been a life saver.
LORIBUG 3/25/2010 4:53:00 PM

    I'm trying to do this too. Try to always have veggies in the house and cut up or used before they go bad. The other evening I had just enough time after supper and errands to chop a bunch of stir fry veggies. We didn't get to them last night but tonight they're ready for hubby to start stir-frying so we can eat when I get home!
CEEWASH69 5/7/2012 7:55:00 AM

    How do you store the pre-cut veggies-in an airtight container or storage bags, & how long will they last?
HBIC34 1/30/2012 9:49:00 PM

    I also do this but I freeze them in my food saver bags, it keeps them a long time and always have them when I need them. Love the potato tip I was not aware of this.
AVMAURA 10/3/2010 6:43:00 PM

    I do this and it helps so much....I throw away less rotted food also....my fridge looks nice too emoticon

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