It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host 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 3-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
All remaining items have a destination in mind. The carrots, tomatoes and grapes will be included in tomorrow’s lunch. I’ll be slow-cooking cauliflower and cheese soup later today. This will then be frozen, in portions, for packed-lunches.
There are no ingredients to whip up a No Waste Tastes Great dish for dinner tonight. It’ll be a fish and chip supper whilst watching Children In Need!
So, It’s a zero-waste-week for me. Which confirms, in my mind once more, the less you buy – the less you waste.
You may recall I didn’t do a full shop last week, and planned on topping up Monday. But with a poorly child, not well enough to go to school, that didn’t happen.
Did we starve?
No. Of course not.
With some long-life store cupboard ingredients and a few frozen staple items,such as fruit and veg, we managed comfortably. I’m quite adept at using what I have.
It would seem my smoked haddock pasta bake works well with canned tuna also.
I now have a fighting-fit first-born, and a waste-free-fridge to be proud of.
Shame I can’t say the same about the fruit bowl.
I have 2 bruised apples and a brown banana.
How did the banana get in the bowl? I need to investigate. Mixing bananas with other fruit is a sure-fire way to potential waste.
Not this week. I’ll be conjuring up a new bake. I’m thinking apple and banana loaf, with a dash of cinnamon. A slight adaptation to this fat-free recipe should do it.
I’ll report back with the finished article on my Facebook page later today. If it tastes as great as I anticipate, it’ll make an appearance at recently recovered first-born’s fundraiser tomorrow.
As always I’ll leave the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.** Jo
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