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    Razz, I was trying to use up the corn chips and the dips and made up the recipe. I found you can also use leftover french fries as the base of the frittata. Sometimes restaurants give you huge amounts of french fries and I hate to throw food away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Razz, I was trying to use up the corn chips and the dips and made up the recipe. I found you can also use leftover french fries as the base of the frittata. Sometimes restaurants give you huge amounts of french fries and I hate to throw food away.
    I'm the same way about using things before they go bad so that they don't have to be tossed! My "everything soup" is just that - everything in the fridge+ thrown into the cp for soup. So far, it has always turned out pretty tasty!
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    About the only meal prep I do is for lunches. If I cut up my veggies for the whole week, I am more apt to take a lunch rather than buy one. I fill sandwich bags for the week with celery and carrot sticks (no baby carrots), and several radishes. Those are my standard, but sometimes I mix it up and add pea pods and/or sliced bell pepper. Then I can just toss in an Amy's Veggie Burrito, Fruit - like grapes, sliced melon or an apple. I save the little 2oz take out dressing cups and fill them with nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds) - presto a good healthy lunch. I sometimes will make my own vegan burrito and freeze them and I must say they are quite tasty too!

    When my kids were in school and I was making lunches - I would get the long baguettes and make deli sandwiches and cut and wrap them in about 4" lengths. In the frig they would last several days and save me a huge amount of time in the a.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg44 View Post
    About the only meal prep I do is for lunches. If I cut up my veggies for the whole week, I am more apt to take a lunch rather than buy one. I fill sandwich bags for the week with celery and carrot sticks (no baby carrots), and several radishes. Those are my standard, but sometimes I mix it up and add pea pods and/or sliced bell pepper. Then I can just toss in an Amy's Veggie Burrito, Fruit - like grapes, sliced melon or an apple. I save the little 2oz take out dressing cups and fill them with nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds) - presto a good healthy lunch. I sometimes will make my own vegan burrito and freeze them and I must say they are quite tasty too!

    When my kids were in school and I was making lunches - I would get the long baguettes and make deli sandwiches and cut and wrap them in about 4" lengths. In the frig they would last several days and save me a huge amount of time in the a.m.
    Making lunches are also a big time saver for me as well. I usually make a big salad and pre-pack containers for each day. I like your idea of the little seed/nut cups.
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    My big prep this week has been pickling 20 qts of dill pickles. Next week I start on making my supply of salsa as the u-pik tomatoes are now available. I also pick enough peppers to make the salsa but buy the onions in 10lb bags.
    I do get tired of hauling the empty quart jars up and taking them down to the basement storage. Have to think about alternatives.
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    Ahhh... another Sunday to prep ahead! My weekly egg dish is in the oven. I'm going to be working on prepping some dried beans for using during the week. I am also starting up my sprouting! Of course, all this means I need to clean up/organize the counter for space for the jars. LOL.
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    What do you guys do with tons of cherry tomatoes? I roasted some and made sauce but not worth the effort with all those seeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    What do you guys do with tons of cherry tomatoes? I roasted some and made sauce but not worth the effort with all those seeds.
    Maybe we don’t mind the seeds? I throw cherry tomatoes that are of a decent size into a bag and freeze them. I really don’t mind or even notice the seeds. Right now I’ve got four different kinds of cherry tomatoes sitting on the counter, some of them are those itty-bitty teeny tiny ones the size of a pea. The tiny ones we must eat before they go bad.

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    I cut my cherry tomatoes in halves or quarters and dehydrate them for snacks, salads, and toppings all year. (Today I had some with mozzarella cheese on a flat bread.)

    when I have enough dried I add them to the puréed assorted tomatoes that I either dehydrate or freeze fir making sauces in the fall/winter. I use a food mill to remove seeds from my sauce.

    Now that I am working, my food projects fall mostly on weekends. Today, besides freezing 6.5 quarts of puréed tomatoes, I made enough rice pudding for breakfast all week and froze 2.5 quarts of chocolate frozen custard (we still have plenty of eggs and milk.) I want to get back to doing more baking.

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    Good God--people seed tomatoes?
    There's no end to the things I learn on this forum.

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