It’s Friday Guys and it’s time for No Waste Tastes Great!
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This Friday it’s bought to you by someone feeling very sorry for themselves! Whatever Second Born was off school with last Friday he affectionately passed onto me. And I’m starting to lose my sense of humour.
The spirit is willing but the body is weak, so in addition to missing one training run already (the half-marathon is just 9 days away), the laundry is piling up also.
Regardless, surprisingly it would seem that no pesky little cold bug is going to undo all the progress I’ve had with Chez Wright’s Food Waste habits.
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Top Shelf - Spread (in date), Margarine (I have a birthday cake to make), Cheddar and Mozzarella, Garlic Cloves (in blue tub), 2 yoghurts (in date).
1st Shelf - Pyrex container with grapes, cucumber and pepper.
Bottom - Pyrex container with stewed apple, and 3lbs of carrots.
What’s the plan for No Waste Tastes Great today then?
Well… lunch is just Dan and I (yes, the little cherub that infected me :)) and that will be cheddar and crackers with crunchy veg (cucumber, pepper and carrots) and grapes. That’s the Pyrex container emptied!
The mozzarella is for pizza which I am making from scratch for dinner for the Kids (First Born has a playdate/sleepover here). The Hubby has requested a takeaway, and due to lack of energy I’ve relented.
That just leaves the bottom shelf. Now I don’t know if the neighbours have secretly found my blog but we had an impromptu donation of a large bag ofcooking apples this week. Yay! Yesterday I stewed about 4 and used half of it on top of pancakes with ice-cream and maple syrup. We have half left, and this will be used up later today. The remaining apples will keep a while longer, and I have an apple crumble planned for Sunday and will stew and freeze what ever is left over when I prepare that.
Finally the carrots - it’s a no-brainer – Soup. I may try a new version of carrot and coriander. They’ll be hitting the slow cooker later today and then frozen for lunches as I have a ‘Use It Up Week’ planned.
Last week I overspent on my grocery budget, which I have now managed to reduce to £50 most weeks. To compensate I will be doing a bare basics shop and scouring the cupboards and tiny freezer for ingredients and staple items to feed a family of four for a week. My aim is to spend no more than £25 on everything for the forthcoming week (including household items). I’ll be posting on Monday how I did it, with some exciting images of my cupboards! Now that’s something to put in your diary
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Sparkling with a nice shine, or are there forgotten veggies hiding behind a slightly mouldy lime? (Must be the head cold affecting me!!!!)