It’s Friday Guys! It’s time for …
No Waste Tastes Great
Fridays I take a little time first thing to strip down the fridge and perishables cupboard, clean them, take note of anything that needs replenishing, return any items back to the fridge leaving what needs using up on the counter.
If you want to know more about my Friday routine – check out this post
So what is sitting in anticipation on the counter today?
What will I conjure up as my No Waste Tastes Great recipe this Friday?
- 4 Large Mushrooms
- 1 Broccoli Floret
- 7 Medium/Large Carrots
- 8 Free Range Pork Sausages
- 12 Stalks of Celery
Let’s deal with the top 4 items first!
I switched some meals around this week from the simple meal plan upon realising that Tuesday was indeed Pancake Day! Oops had totally forgot, so we had Savoury and Sweet Pancakes for dinner. Therefore I have 8 sausages left.
For dinner tonight I will be making Miniature Toad in the Holes with Mushroom and Onion Gravy (steamed broccoli and carrots on the side) and will be posting the Recipe on my new blog No Waste Tastes Great for those who’d like to take a look. It’ll be up later today!
That leaves approx. 5 carrots and 12 stalks of celery
- The carrots I am going to use up in a carrot, lentil and ginger slow-cooked soup which I am going to cook overnight tonight and then blend tomorrow. We will have for lunch over the weekend.
Oh Celery! What am I going to do with you?
I can guarantee that the one foodstuff that has the potential to sabotage my efforts in reducing waste will be celery without fail whenever I buy it! This is due to three reasons:
- It is purchased in bulk – 13 stalks this week was the minimum I could buy.
- Recipes tend to require 1 or 2 stalks.
- I don’t actually like celery, so unless in a recipe I won’t eat it, nor will the rest of the family.
Time to take action! Fortunately the celery is still usable/edible.
A quick google identifies that celery can be frozen. I don’t know why I hadn’t realised that, apparently it just loses it’s crisp texture but as I use it in cooked recipes that does not matter. Eureka I have at least 3 months worth of celery sitting in the freezer! 1 nil to simplybeingmum you pesky celery stalks!
Since starting No Waste Tastes Great last year, I have only yet had one week where there was nothing to use up. The plan is that on a Friday if the fridge and cupboard is bare that the Hubby and I get a takeaway (Friday Night is Date Night at Chez Wright). The Kids who will have had a hot meal at lunchtime get a meal rustled up from freezer and store cupboard ingredients.
No takeaway for us tonight!
How’s your fridge looking? Anything to use up? Got any tips? Need any inspiration? Please do share in the comments below, and don’t forget to add a link (below) to your blog if you are taking part or have commented………………………
No Waste Tastes Great Participants
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