No Waste Tastes Great / What Do Sausage, Grapes And Pepsi All Have In Common?

It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great

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Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge

Top Shelf – Spreads, Cheese and Garlic

Top Middle Shelf – Grapes and Yoghurt

Bottom Middle Shelf – Slow-Cooked Ham, 6 Mushrooms, 1/2 Aubergine/Eggplant, 2 Peppers and 2 Tomatoes

Bottom Shelf – Carrots, Onion and a Green Chilli

Door – Milk, Soya Milk, OJ and 2 Eggs

A little fuller this week, I’m sure you’ll agree?

But as always, there is a plan.

The spreads, garlic and cheeses are all still full of life – so no issue with the top-shelf then. Ditto with regard grapes and yoghurt. They’ll get used up during next week.

The slow-cooked ham will accompany noodles and veggies for the Kids dinner. They currently like using chopsticks, and the meal will lend itself nicely to that method of eating!

The veggies sitting next to the ham shout “lasagne” to me. I’ll adapt this recipe to use what I have for the Hubby and my dinner tonight. The Kids aren’t keen on vegetable lasagne, hence the two dishes being prepared. Any leftover lasagne will do for lunch tomorrow also.

Carrots, onion and a green chilli will make a lovely slow-cooked spicy soup. Easy to freeze for lunches next week.

That just leaves the door. Well, I have 12 cupcakes to make for a princess party tomorrow, so that’s the eggs dealt with. The milk and OJ will be used up as and when. As for the soya-milk, there’s just enough left for a fruit and protein smoothie tomorrow morning after my run.

Done and dusted?

Not quite…

I have waste.

Oh dear!

Firstly – chopped sausage. Now, I’m not 100% that this isn’t edible, but I am fanatical about food hygiene, particularly with pork. It’s being disposed of. It’s leftover plate-waste (which I’m also cautious about) from a few days ago when my 4-year-old’s appetite wasn’t quite as expected.

Secondly – red grapes. These babies have been hanging around a while. Probably 3 weeks. Apart from looking a bit mushy and potentially mouldy. They have no taste. Time to go.

Thirdly – look what followed my daughter home from her dance-presentation last Friday night.

I know a perfect way to dispose of this. Down the toilet. Great for cleaning loo’s. Which makes you wonder what it does to the insides of your stomach really doesn’t it? But there we go…

So what does sausage, grapes and Pepsi all have in common? All waste for me this week. Not good.

p.s anyone notice the amount of plastic going on here? desperately looking to replace the pyrex I’ve broken – any suggestions on where to get it from?

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.

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  • Lauren July 20, 2012, 11:27 am

    I wouldn’t count the Pepsi as waste, it’s free cleaner. 😉

    I’m sure Amazon have the Pyrex containers, and I’ve seen Pyrex-like ones in Wilkinsons recently. Was very tempted by them. May have to make a trip back actually, as I am not liking the amount of plastic at our house either. It’s getting to the point of wearing out (scratched, not sealing properly, etc) so it’s being eyed for replacement.

    No waste here, I’ve told the flatmate that we’re eating healthier. So he’s stopped buying food all together. Bonus! And a very empty fridge apart from the veg I bought yesterday, half of which was used yesterday and the rest will be used up tomorrow,

    • simplybeingmum July 20, 2012, 3:48 pm

      Would be good if Wilko’s do do them. My Mom gave me some vouchers for my birthday (one’s she had received through an energy provider I think? and I knew she wouldn’t use them so said I’d take them instead of cash which she normally gifts me! Practical to the end!) and they cover Wilkos. Will investigate!
      Flatmates got the message then….well done…

  • Lauren July 20, 2012, 11:27 am

    I wouldn’t count the Pepsi as waste, it’s free cleaner. 😉

    I’m sure Amazon have the Pyrex containers, and I’ve seen Pyrex-like ones in Wilkinsons recently. Was very tempted by them. May have to make a trip back actually, as I am not liking the amount of plastic at our house either. It’s getting to the point of wearing out (scratched, not sealing properly, etc) so it’s being eyed for replacement.

    No waste here, I’ve told the flatmate that we’re eating healthier. So he’s stopped buying food all together. Bonus! And a very empty fridge apart from the veg I bought yesterday, half of which was used yesterday and the rest will be used up tomorrow,

    • simplybeingmum July 20, 2012, 3:48 pm

      Would be good if Wilko’s do do them. My Mom gave me some vouchers for my birthday (one’s she had received through an energy provider I think? and I knew she wouldn’t use them so said I’d take them instead of cash which she normally gifts me! Practical to the end!) and they cover Wilkos. Will investigate!
      Flatmates got the message then….well done…

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring July 20, 2012, 1:42 pm

    That’s quite a full fridge for you! But good to see it’s all accounted for! How’s the plans for the wormery going?! They’d have dealt with those grapes for you…

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring July 20, 2012, 1:42 pm

    That’s quite a full fridge for you! But good to see it’s all accounted for! How’s the plans for the wormery going?! They’d have dealt with those grapes for you…

  • Lili@creativesavv July 20, 2012, 3:43 pm

    This is too funny, Jo.
    I was just telling Sarah at Everyday Life on a Shoestring that I was going to pour a half can of cola in the toilet to clean it. My daughter got sick this week and no one is touching that half can of hers. We’ll see if it really cleans. But I just saw that you did the same with the Pepsi.

    • simplybeingmum July 20, 2012, 3:45 pm

      I know Lili – just saw your comment on The Frugal Girl! Must be the week for wasted fizzy drinks! Freaks me out that something you can consume is great for cleaning toilets…

  • Lili@creativesavv July 20, 2012, 3:43 pm

    This is too funny, Jo.
    I was just telling Sarah at Everyday Life on a Shoestring that I was going to pour a half can of cola in the toilet to clean it. My daughter got sick this week and no one is touching that half can of hers. We’ll see if it really cleans. But I just saw that you did the same with the Pepsi.

    • simplybeingmum July 20, 2012, 3:45 pm

      I know Lili – just saw your comment on The Frugal Girl! Must be the week for wasted fizzy drinks! Freaks me out that something you can consume is great for cleaning toilets…

  • domesticatedphysicist July 20, 2012, 7:58 pm

    Oh wasting sausage. It’s sad, isn’t it? But I know what you mean about pork. I’m just funny about any meat product in general. I don’t know if you have any pets, but I find our dog is more than happy to eat any and all of my daughter’s leftovers. Typically if I put it in front of her once and she doesn’t finish it, she won’t eat it later or a different day. It’s sad sometimes to waste cooking skills on the dog, but I figure it’s better than throwing it away. And maybe he’ll eat just a bit less dog food, making it last longer!

    • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 7:52 am

      Great suggestion, unfortunately we don’t have any pets apart from pond-fish! Not sure they’d be able to digest the sausage 😉
      I used to pass it onto my Mom, and she’d give it her dog, but sadly the dog is no longer here. But it has given me an idea. I could pass onto a neighbour maybe?
      ps – I clicked on the link but it takes me to your gravatar and not a blog…do you have a blog? Please feel free to drop link in as I’d love to pop by.

      • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 3:11 pm

        Had to come back to this… my running buddy informed me this morning that she’s fostering a dog! I then met the lovely staffy-terrier, Holly. That’s where the sausage is headed!

  • domesticatedphysicist July 20, 2012, 7:58 pm

    Oh wasting sausage. It’s sad, isn’t it? But I know what you mean about pork. I’m just funny about any meat product in general. I don’t know if you have any pets, but I find our dog is more than happy to eat any and all of my daughter’s leftovers. Typically if I put it in front of her once and she doesn’t finish it, she won’t eat it later or a different day. It’s sad sometimes to waste cooking skills on the dog, but I figure it’s better than throwing it away. And maybe he’ll eat just a bit less dog food, making it last longer!

    • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 7:52 am

      Great suggestion, unfortunately we don’t have any pets apart from pond-fish! Not sure they’d be able to digest the sausage 😉
      I used to pass it onto my Mom, and she’d give it her dog, but sadly the dog is no longer here. But it has given me an idea. I could pass onto a neighbour maybe?
      ps – I clicked on the link but it takes me to your gravatar and not a blog…do you have a blog? Please feel free to drop link in as I’d love to pop by.

      • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 3:11 pm

        Had to come back to this… my running buddy informed me this morning that she’s fostering a dog! I then met the lovely staffy-terrier, Holly. That’s where the sausage is headed!

  • doingitsimply July 20, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! I never knew you could clean your loo with Pepsi!!! Far out! It really does make you wonder what it does to our insides huh! I’m not counting foodwaste from kids with changeable appetites. One of mine will always leave something unexpected, like the abandoned half-a-slice of pizza in her lunchbox the other day! I’ve only wasted a lettuce this week 🙂 And I could tell you exactly where to buy pyrex containers, but it’s a bit far for you to come and get them! Hope you can find some a little closer to home 🙂

    • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 7:55 am

      Thanks Clare…yes I will need to try a little closer to home! I know what you mean about changeable appetites – Dan now doesn’t like the taste of the sausage. The same sausage he ate happily the week before. Geez!
      A little lettuce waste ain’t so bad 😉

  • doingitsimply July 20, 2012, 10:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! I never knew you could clean your loo with Pepsi!!! Far out! It really does make you wonder what it does to our insides huh! I’m not counting foodwaste from kids with changeable appetites. One of mine will always leave something unexpected, like the abandoned half-a-slice of pizza in her lunchbox the other day! I’ve only wasted a lettuce this week 🙂 And I could tell you exactly where to buy pyrex containers, but it’s a bit far for you to come and get them! Hope you can find some a little closer to home 🙂

    • simplybeingmum July 21, 2012, 7:55 am

      Thanks Clare…yes I will need to try a little closer to home! I know what you mean about changeable appetites – Dan now doesn’t like the taste of the sausage. The same sausage he ate happily the week before. Geez!
      A little lettuce waste ain’t so bad 😉

  • SarahN July 23, 2012, 1:02 am

    OMG, just tipped out 3 month old (AT LEAST) Pepsi as I don’t drink the stuff, and didn’t even think to use it on the toliet. sigh, silly me! I won’t be buying more just to try it though!

    • simplybeingmum July 23, 2012, 8:23 am

      Well if ever any does appear in the fridge again you’ll know where to dispose of it!

  • SarahN July 23, 2012, 1:02 am

    OMG, just tipped out 3 month old (AT LEAST) Pepsi as I don’t drink the stuff, and didn’t even think to use it on the toliet. sigh, silly me! I won’t be buying more just to try it though!

    • simplybeingmum July 23, 2012, 8:23 am

      Well if ever any does appear in the fridge again you’ll know where to dispose of it!

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