Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fresh Ginger: A Tip

Cheap Eat Challenge, Part 2: Watch as our family of 6 eats on less than $10/day.

We've been doing a lot of work, cleaning, project finishing around here (and a little less cooking due to the enormous amount of leftovers in the fridge).

If you happen to have some leftover ginger root from those batches of gourmet ginger cookies you were making... Or perhaps from the soup you made in order to heal yourself from the batches of gourmet cookies you made...And you're not quite sure what to do with it except to let it sit there and rot in a baggy in your fridge, at which point, you'll get an intense urge for more cookies and/or soup and have to run out and buy another ginger root from the Asian store, which we all know means an extra errand, which we all means know means your kid will try to shop lift some Asian candy at the check out and then we may also know that you just might not have cash and that the Asian store won't take a card for your $.30 of ginger root, which we all know means you'll have to give up or wander around looking for $10 (plus or minus the not-quite-shoplifted candy your kid is whining for even though you know she'll hate it) of stuff to buy so you can use your card , and then you'll finally get out of there, but by then you'll be way too tired to make soup or cookies and will end up using a bit of the ginger over a hot compress on your eyes, and--frankly--I have no idea what that will do, but hopefully it will help.

Or you could just take your leftover ginger root out of the fridge and chop it up nice and small and put it in a freezer bag for later and then when you need a tablespoon of it at some random time, why, you'll just whip it out and it will be done and all will be well and right with the world--no hot compress needed.

Peel it, chop it small, freezer bag, label, freeze. Done.

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