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what do you eat/or prepare straight from the can, jar, package, etc.. that is perfect just as it is as a meal or snack? ?

When I've had a bad day, or just don't feel like putting much effort into food, I'll have Velveeta Shells & Cheese, all by itself. I also love asparagus out of the can; it doesn't even have to be warmed.

Aug 28, 2006
MrsMillar in General Topics

Produce Guides/Storage

It only has a few types of produce, but it's a start : )

Broccoli: Store in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag in the crisper for up to 4 days. If any buds are yellow, the tops should be discarded, but you can still peel and use the stems.

Carrots: Cut off greens. Store in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper for 2 to 4 weeks. Limp, shriveled carrots have lost vitamins and crunch; feed them to the garbage disposal.

Celery: Store in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper for up to 1 week. If slightly limp, it's still usable. Peel the stalks, which become stringy as they lose moisture.

Cucumbers: Store in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper for up to 5 days. Trim away wrinkly ends and use the rest when it starts to go.

Leafy Greens: Store in an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag in the crisper for 7 to 10 days. A wilted head often has healthier leaves at the center. Peel away the outer leaves to find them.

Mushrooms: Store in their wrapped box or in a paper bag in the crisper for up to 5 days. Brush off dirt and use. Mushrooms with open gills should be used right away. Discard any that are spotty or slimy.

Jul 28, 2006
MrsMillar in Home Cooking

Produce Guides/Storage

www.realsimple.com has some great tips...and I have a magnet at home with tips for storing produce...I'll bring it in tomorrow and share!

Jul 27, 2006
MrsMillar in Home Cooking

Kansas City Role Call

I'm brand new! Just joined today. I'm trying to figure out how the heck I'd never heard of this website until today!! Anywho, I'm Carman. I live in the Westport area and I love to cook. I've lived in KC most of my life, but have never really gotten out much. I have a few favorite restaurants, but haven't really been eating out for a few years. I love Carmen's Cafe in Brookside.

St.Louis to K.C. weekend

Boulevard Brewing Company has free tours on Saturday's with beer tastings: http://boulevard.com/index.cfm