No Waste Tastes Great / A Half Full Fridge

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

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Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge

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It’s half full!

Why?

Slight deviation, in my Friday routine, this week due to plans for today.

I did a reduced Aldi shop, yesterday, to tide us over until Monday. There won’t be much food prep and meals served up at Chez Wright this weekend. So I didn’t just want to pull my grocery shop forward a day. It would have meant food-stuffs hanging around in the fridge. Potential for waste!

Waste is forefront in my mind currently. Particularly as the item below went to waste this week.

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Some food-stuffs hit harder on the food waste front.

With meat products it can be difficult to know whether you should take a chance on out-of-date items. This ham should have been consumed the previous weekend. I hadn’t noticed the date on the packaging when I purchased it. Lesson learnt.

Other ingredients I feel more relaxed about. Particularly vegetables. It’s easy to see when they have started to deteriorate, and when they are past their edible life.

Leading onto this weeks food-save. One of my all-time favourite soups is this spicy carrot recipe.

This batch I’ll be bulking up, and thus stretching it further, by including a broccoli head I have no destination for.

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Once frozen, this soup will make great lunches for the forthcoming week.

Talking about saves, why not check out this blog I recently discovered? Skint Dad is looking for your food-save suggestions.

Something that won’t be going to waste will be these cupcakes.

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They are the reason why my post is a little later than usual this Friday. There’ll be a photo on my Facebook page over the weekend of where these (and I) ended up. Groovy Baby!

How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…and don’t forget to drop a link in the comments if you’ve blogged about it!

No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.

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{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn November 8, 2013, 1:59 pm

    A meat like ham could probably go past it’s use by date and be okay, but I never take a chance with meat either.

    • simplybeingmum November 8, 2013, 2:05 pm

      Yeah, just wasn’t sure! Take the hit this time and try harder next 😉

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn November 8, 2013, 1:59 pm

    A meat like ham could probably go past it’s use by date and be okay, but I never take a chance with meat either.

    • simplybeingmum November 8, 2013, 2:05 pm

      Yeah, just wasn’t sure! Take the hit this time and try harder next 😉

  • Lise November 8, 2013, 3:54 pm

    I very embarrasingly (is that a word?!?) had to thrown away from chicken thighs today. I wasn’t sure if they were ok, so I decided not to take the chance. Better safe than sorry with meat!

  • Lise November 8, 2013, 3:54 pm

    I very embarrasingly (is that a word?!?) had to thrown away from chicken thighs today. I wasn’t sure if they were ok, so I decided not to take the chance. Better safe than sorry with meat!

  • Helen November 10, 2013, 10:55 am

    I’ve been thinking about the wilting lettuce issue. Could it be something you can add to a vegetable soup? Obviously not the main ingredient, but could it work? I feel an experiment. …

  • Helen November 10, 2013, 10:55 am

    I’ve been thinking about the wilting lettuce issue. Could it be something you can add to a vegetable soup? Obviously not the main ingredient, but could it work? I feel an experiment. …

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