Save money on grapes by purchasing the best fruit for your
money. Grapes are at their best when they are full of moisture. They
should look plump. You can also tell that they are fresh if their stems
If you can't eat them when they are fresh,
you have a couple options. You can separate them and freeze them whole,
but you will have to eat them as frozen treats. They become mushy when you
thaw them. Your second option is to puree them, and save the juice to
flavor soups, stews and jello.
Here are a couple frugal grape recipes.
1 cup seedless grapes
cooking apples (tart), diced
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup canned Mandarin oranges
1 cup small marshmallows
1/4 cup chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup whipping cream
Mix apples with with lemon juice.
Then mix in grapes, oranges, marshmallows and walnuts.
Add the sugar to the whipping
cream.. Fold mixture into the fruit salad. Chill.
2 cups seedless
1/2 cup canned green chilies, diced
1/2 cup green
2 Tbsps cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsps vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
Combine all the ingredients. Let
mixture sit for 1 hour. Drain excess liquid. Serve or refrigerate.