I have a problem. Well, I have more than one problem, but don’t we all. My specific to today problem is that I have a hard time passing up sales. And a sale on mangos is one I NEVER walk by.
Anytime I see a discount on food, I usually stock up. I am always picking through the 50% off racks at Superstore, grabbing bananas (for banana bread) or mushrooms (when properly stored, mushrooms last forever, so I’m not sure why the ones I buy are on clearance since they look just fine, but you won’t catch me complaining), and sometimes even giant bags of jalapeno peppers (the last batch ended up in the garbage because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with them fast enough).
Any ideas on what I could do with a big bag of jalapenos, should I come across them again? I love spicy food, and wanted so bad to preserve them in some way.
When I saw cases of mangos on sale last week, I had a really hard time not buying several. I held back and only grabbed one case. Mangos are always a hit in my house, both the kids and I love them (Dave is more of an apple kind of guy)
The box sat in my pantry all weekend, so I finally took the time to peel them, remove the seeds, research if there is anything I can do with the skin and/or seeds before I just throw them away (I couldn’t find anything) and run all the pulp through my Vitamix.
8 mangos gives a lot of pulp!
I pulled out 6 cups of puree for my favourite fruit leather. My kids both love this snack, and I certainly don’t mind giving it to them, especially after spending all winter cooped up eating banana, apples and oranges because all other fruit was either non-existent or too expensive to justify buying in the off season. And, I have enough mango puree left over to do some experimental baking with tomorrow.
This is an easy peasy recipe, and you don’t have to have a Vitamix to do it (any blender or food processor will work too). You don’t even need a dehydrator. I’ve done the recipe in the oven with awesome results. They are sticky, but make an awesome on-the-go snack for trips to the gym, park, beach, camping, etc. I put them in before bed, and they were done when I woke up. I didn’t even have to listen the dehydrator going all night.
Now I just need to stop myself from going back and buying a few more cases.
What do you stock up on when you see a sale?Recipe inspired by spoonful.com