It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Top Shelf – Spreads, garlic, yoghurt
Top Middle Shelf – 3 x carrots, a tiny piece of cucumber and a few grapes
Bottom Middle Shelf – Whole head of broccoli and cauliflower
Bottom Shelf – 3 x apples and 2 x satsumas
Door – Milk and 4 x eggs (housed in a decorated box! We’ve had a lot of rain this half-term – the Kids need to keep themselves amused).
So, what’s the plan today? The spreads, garlic and yoghurt (and fruit) have a few days in them yet and will get used up.
The cucumber and grapes will get eaten at lunch today. The carrots will be chopped and some used this evening to accompany the Kids’ dinner, they are having ‘Toad in the Hole’ as I have 2 sausages (frozen) and eggs to make the batter. The remaining carrots will be used for snacks.
This leaves the cauliflower and broccoli. I’m going to get slow-cooking over the weekend. The free e-book I promised isn’t yet complete. It’s taken much longer than anticipated. So it’ll be a great double check to make sure I can follow the recipes I’ve put together. The soup will then be frozen for lunches.
No Waste Tastes Great isn’t just about a Friday inventory. For it to work effectively I have to keep my eye on the prize.
By not fully stocking my Fridge, I can always see what I have to use up. Every day I do a check.
This gains momentum as the week marches toward Friday.
So, for example yesterday I noticed I had a punnet of strawberries hanging around. I’d planned to make Jubilee jam tarts last weekend, and then didn’t get chance.
At 7pm last night I washed the strawberries, placed half in the freezer to go in my protein smoothies, and then made muffins.
An example of keeping an eye on the prize:
An example of not keeping an eye on the prize:
My ‘no waste’ cupboard skills still need some work. This potato slipped through. Fortunately it can be planted.
Which is good news because I’ve had notification that the ‘food waste collection’ program that was being trialed in my area, has been scrapped. It isn’t ‘financially viable’.
I don’t like food waste and try to avoid it, but it does happen. Now I don’t have an convenient/effective method of disposal. Any ideas?
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…
No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.