I discovered something in the freezer case, in the vegetable section, that has me smiling.
I love mushrooms, which aren’t exactly cheap. I also hate slicing them, so often buy the pre-sliced ones. They don’t cost that much more, and they are very convenient.
But there was still a problem. I hate going to the grocery store as much as I hate slicing mushrooms. I get to feeling like walking through the door is going to require a $100 bill. So, I try to go to the store as seldom as possible. That means I try to buy everything I will need for at least a week, including fresh vegetables like those pre-sliced mushrooms.
But I’m like everyone else. Life happens. Plans are disrupted. The next thing I know, my precious mushrooms are slimy or petrified with green fur in the refrigerator, and I’ve wasted the money I used to purchase them.
That makes them VERY expensive!
So…what does spoiled mushrooms have to do with the freezer case?
I discovered something new (at least to me!) called “Recipe Ready” from Birdseye. This mushroom blend is made up of white, crimini, and portabella mushrooms and is a 12 oz. package. This makes it easy to get a few to toss on a pizza or into an omelet, or the whole bag for another recipe. Granted, they are slightly more expensive than fresh, and they wouldn’t be the same on a salad, but for sheer convenience in use, these mushrooms score a 100% pleased cook!
Along with my bags of fajita mix, seasoning mix, green beans, and summer squash…this is a winner that I’ll keep on hand!