It’s Friday Guys – time for The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday!
Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, that 2-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Surprised? It’s full. (Also out-of-focus! Sorry didn’t realise!)
I did my No Waste Tastes Great Friday routine a day early this week. My running buddies were coming over for dinner last night. I’d decided to go Mexican, and needed a couple of things I hadn’t accounted for such as sour cream, so rather than visit the supermarket twice I did my Aldi shop Thursday PM.
Before stocking up I gathered together what I had left to use up, to ensure nothing was going to waste.
The grapes went back in the fridge, still nicely firm and fresh.
The cauliflower, broccoli and onion were popped in the slow cooker to make a variation on my Cauliflower Cheese Soup, to be eaten next Monday for dinner.
Finding a solution for the remaining biscuit/cookie dough and white chocolate was simple. A little after-dinner treat for my buddies.
I was feeling pretty pleased with my saves when I found this…
**divert your eyes now if you are mould averse**
Oh yes, this got missed. A variation of the Frugal Girl’s Chocolate Zucchini bread (affectionately nicknamed Non-Nom Bread here at Chez Wright). I’d totally forgotten about the last piece in the tin. There you go Guys – my food waste this week.
Think it may be time for a Kitchen blitz, me thinks, when a tin can hide a piece of Nom-Nom Bread! Watch this space! I can feel some cupboard decluttering coming on.
Over to Kristen for the last word, as always…
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