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Old 04-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #11
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Can't help you with this one, Betterthan.
Stick to buying too much bacon. It's a much easier medium to work with
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:34 PM   #12
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Being part of the "Trinity", time to make da roux fur da gumbo!

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:26 PM   #13
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Have your husband invite his friends for a game on the tube over the weekend and serve them hot wings and bloody Marys.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:43 PM   #14
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Well here is what I have done so far. I made stewed tomatoes, potato soup, and put a large amount on the stove with some onions, carrots, garlic and some spices and I am making some veggie broth. I still have a lot left over, but should be able to use it up in no time with your suggestions!! Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
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I don't know what I was thinking, but I bought WAY too much celery. I got 2 huge bunches, because I forgot I had picked some up the day before. Now I have all this celery and nothing to do with it. I am not a fan of eating it straight up. Do you have any ideas of what I should do?
I got so tired of throwing out half a bunch of celery every time I bought it that I finally decided to prep the celery by:

Keep out the central tenderest parts for salads, egg, chicken, tuna, or regular greens salads. Make plans for using us this wonderful part.

The middle size I chop about 1/2" or so pieces and bag and freeze for adding a handful or two to soups, stews.

The tough outer pieces, I just cut off the ends and freeze in another baggie for broth or stock, where I can add a stalk or two then throw it out later.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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Like many who have suggested already, bbox, you'll be surprised how much celery is required to make a surprisingly small batch of pureed and creamed soup. Mine is thickened with potato, and just finished with a drizzle of cream. It's also curry flavored with the addition of garam masala.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:42 AM   #17
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gb's celery soup sounds great! especially with zereh's almonds added. thanks guys, great ideas.

i know it's too late, but for future suggestions to readers of this thread here's mine: ants on a log.

we did this at one of our recent cub scout meetings and it was a success as a healthy snack. it's a fun way of getting the kids involved in preparing food.

have the kids spread peanut butter or cream cheese into the concave portion of the celery, then place raisins along it's length so that it resembles it's name, ants on a log.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:17 AM   #18
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You can always cut the celery into pieces, set it on a glass plate in the microwave on high setting and gather anyone nearby to watch the sparks fly. I still can't figure out why that happens.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:32 AM   #19
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I found a good explanation for the arcing at Yahoo Answers. Just Google "microwave celery".
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:34 AM   #20
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I found a good explanation for the arcing at Yahoo Answers. Just Google "microwave celery".
Well gee, you just spoiled the light show, but ok. Ya I know I coulda done that.
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