It’s Friday Guys – Its time for No Waste Tastes Great!
Actually it’s not… it’s Thursday evening and I’m writing this post (listening to the Foo Fighters) in advance due to the mega busy day I have ahead of me tomorrow…
(p.s. the photo’s will probably be pretty rubbish due to poor light in the UK and the fact that I have been really lazy and taken them with my phone – hey I’m on a deadline aka bedtime!)
Simply Being Mum’s Late Thursday Fridge
Top Shelf – Spreads and a small block of cheddar cheese
Top Middle – The Hubby’s sandwiches for lunch tomorrow (I don’t like refrigerating bread but it contains ham – so it’s the lesser of two evils!)
Bottom Middle – A few grapes and 4 carrots
Bottom Shelf – 4 eggs yolks – I’ll come onto this!
Door – Milk, OJ and 2 eggs (all in date)
The No Waste Tastes Great Plan! Oh yes there’s a plan!
Firstly let’s get this out of the way, it’s the first anniversary of my Gran’s departure from this world tomorrow (11th November)…so I decided to invite my Mom and Big Sis for lunch. I’ll be serving up carrot, lentil and coriander soup with home-made herby rolls for lunch with orange drizzle madeira cake for dessert. That takes care of the carrots and two eggs (plus a splash of OJ). My Gran would have loved the cake!
For dinner the Kids will be having home-made pizza – and that’s what the cheese has been hanging on for! By it’s fingernails might I add, how I haven’t eaten it on crackers with some of ‘Tony’s home-made tomato chutney’ I don’t know! For the first time in a long time Date Night at Chez Wright actually consists of the Hubby and I going out. I’ve arranged a sitter as a surprise (although I have just told him in case he decides to stay late at work at short notice). Hooray someone will be cooking for me 🙂
The grapes will be eaten by the Kids after school.
So what’s the story with the egg yolks? One of the reasons for my busy day tomorrow is that apart from my impromptu lunch, I am also helping a friend prep for a charity dinner party she is holding tomorrow night. Today I made brown meringue for the dessert. 4 egg whites required, not yolks. But as a No Waste Gal I couldn’t throw them away.
As the theme for the dinner party is James Bond 007 the dessert I’ve conjured up is an Eton Bomb. A variation on an Eton Mess but we are going fudge and caramel flavours rather than fruity, so brown meringue was required rather than the usual white. The bomb bit basically is a sparkler as the fuse – fortunately there is an abundance of them about as Bonfire Night was just a few days ago.
The question is what I now do with the egg yolks? Any suggestions guys? These yolks could be the difference between me having a wasteful week or achieving No Waste Tastes Great! I’ve got to check in at The Frugal Girl’s Food Waste Friday and I’d rather it was a good news story.
Got to fly – off to finish my 007 croutons! They are cut out and ready to go in the oven.
Attention to detail or what? 🙂
Don’t forget about those yolks Guys, seriously what to do with them?
Have a great non-wasteful Friday! Get decluttering that fridge and use it up!
If I can get some photo’s of the dishes at the dinner party I’ll post them on my Facebook page – but I’m not actually going so can’t guarantee it!