This Saturday is St. Patrick’s day. Which, aside from an abundance of green beer, means that you should also be able to score some seriously inexpensive potatoes and cabbage at your local grocery stores.
And we all know that potatoes are the backbone of the Pesach meal plan!
Check your circulars. I noticed that Aldi has a 5-lb bag of red potatoes for $.99. Other stores had similar prices.
And cabbage is very inexpensive, too – $.33 each at Aldi, for example.
If stored properly, both cabbage and potatoes should last you well until Passover, which starts in just over three weeks! Don’t pay full-price three weeks from now when you can save 75% by buying now!
How to Store Potatoes
Store potatoes in a cool, dark, dry, and well-ventilated place. We keep them in a paper-towel lined basket in our pantry. If you bought them in the bag, store them loose. That way if one gets a little funky, it won’t spread as quickly to all the others.
Don’t refrigerate raw potatoes. That will convert some of the potato’s starch to sugar. And avoid exposure to direct sunlight, which turns them green. If they start to sprout, you should use them soon – just cut out the eyes.
How to Store Cabbage
Store the whole head of uncut green or red cabbage in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. It should last for several weeks! If the outer leaves are wilted, just peel them down.