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 We've all been there. It's Thursday night. You're racking your brain for dinner ideas. You open the refrigerator, and everything looks bland and boring. You think, "A decent meal could never materialize from this stuff!" As tempting as it is to pick up the phone and order takeout, there's a cheaper option. Sites like bigoven.com, allrecipes.com, supercook.com, and recipematcher.com allow you to enter the list of ingredients staring at you from under the fridge bulb and, voila, out pops a recipe for a meal from food that would most likely get pitched. Assuming $8 worth of food is tossed weekly, this trick saves $400 in a year.

Source: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/08/06/food-prices-rise-drought-money-saving-tips/

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

 I do this. I call it refrigerator soup!

Quoting deedee3849:

Just did this this past week. I made a soup out of a bunch of stuff in the fridge...kale, cauliflower, chicken, celery & seasonings...sounds odd but it was really good!

 

bether89
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM

 I have some cabbage in my refrigerator that I need to use before it ruins.

Thelmama
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:29 PM

bump for later.

taniamorse85
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:40 PM

These are all good sites.  I also like MyFridgeFood (with their 'detailed kitchen' option).

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by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Good idea, thanks for sharing :)

onecuteladybug2
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:15 AM

TFS! Sometimes, even when our fridge and pantry is fully stocked, I just can't think of something that sounds good. Maybe this will help.

mereinhart28
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

great find! thanks for sharing!

she_walk_softly
by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Heck yeah and I freeze veggies and fruit and even eggs(you have to open and break the yoke and put in a ziplock no air) when I know I will not use them in time.My kitchen always has plenty of food.

ForeverInLove
by Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM
If anything in my fridge os tossed, it's because our was left overs that don't reheat well in the oven and my husband didn't take a lunch to work, lol.
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MamaJane
by Jane:) on Feb. 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM
I love all recipe but I was unaware they did this. Thanks!
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