Day Three: Buy Loose Mushrooms Instead of Packaged
I had an epiphany recently when I spotted a bin of mushrooms in the produce department, which enabled me to purchase just one or handful at a time. Even better, the loose mushrooms are cheaper than buying them in the styrofoam containers–$3.59 a pound compared to $3.99 a pound.
If I had a dollar for every time I found a decaying foam package of mushrooms in my vegetable crisper, I’d be able to pay cash for a new car. Okay, maybe I exaggerate, but not by much.
I usually only need a handful for a recipe, like Pasta con Broccoli. Until I realized I could buy just as many as I needed, I would buy a four-ounce or eight-ounce container.
I always have the best intentions to use up the rest of the container in a salad or an omelet but I usually forget. #middleage Then I discover a disgusting container of old mushrooms that somehow escaped my notice for
days weeks in the vegetable crisper
Last week, I made homemade pizza and was able to purchase just four mushrooms to use for a topping.
How about you? Do you have produce waste? Does your store sell loose mushrooms? What’s your favorite recipe? I usually either grill them, put them on pizza or in the aforementioned pasta dish. I also love them sauteed to top a steak.