It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Looking good, even if I do say so myself. Top Shelf contains spreads, cheese and garlic all with life left in them. Ahead of the game today, I’ve already lunch and dinner sitting on the bottom shelf – Broccoli, Cauliflower and Stilton soup and Lasagne. Apart from that just a yoghurt and creme brulee (donated to try!) for dessert. Easy day for me then?
It could have been a whole different story.
This is what my Fridge looked like on Wednesday.
One photograph and panic attack later, I launched into action.
In order I:
Had a general tidy up so I could see what I was dealing with!
Devised a hit list of snacks to be eaten up as part of lunches.
Slow-cooked the broccoli, cauliflower, onion and stilton. I now have frozen soup for lunches next week.
Slow-cooked 5 vine tomatoes with onion, herbs and garlic to make a ragu and popped in fridge.
Chopped onion and froze
Chopped 3 carrots and added to my freezer container where I keep veggies to make stock.
Froze blueberries for later use, knowing I would need to use the 2 eggs for cakes rather than muffins.
Slow cooked a spaghetti bolognese for dinner last night using the ragu and some more onion. I kept half and made up a lasagne for dinner tonight. Not having enough cheddar to make the sauce I used double gloucester. Anything goes at Chez Wright on a Friday!
Finally, knowing I still had buttercream in the fridge from making Dan’s cake last weekend, I whipped up 19 cupcakes and frosted them to take to the Kids’ dance class later today.
I mentioned last week it’s about keeping your eye on the prize, and I did! This was a slightly extreme week for potential food waste, so quite a bit of effort was expended. Two factors are probably the most likely causes for the extent of the disarray. Firstly, Friday afternoon I came down with a stomach bug and didn’t eat until Sunday. Then with the Birthdays, party and guests popping in, it all spiralled out of control!
There’s one casualty however. Houmous.
Not bad considering me thinks…
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.