No Waste Tastes Great 11 Nov 2011 / The Name’s Bond – James Bond

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

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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. Β 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 πŸ™‚

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 Β 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? πŸ™‚

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!

{ 48 comments… add one }
  • Lauren November 11, 2011, 7:10 am

    My first thought was custard! But as your eggs are still in date, I’d use the yolks in place of them in your cake (two yolks to one egg) and save the whole eggs for something else. It’ll make it a bit richer and more yellow, but that’s never a bad thing in a madeira cake! And hopefully you’ll get this before you start baking. πŸ™‚

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:54 pm

      Lauren I have a confession – I have never made fresh custard from scratch *hanging my head in shame*. I nearly did once and bottled it! It’s on my list of things to make, as I’m sure it tastes amazing. I did get this before I started baking – thank you so much. Your suggestions are always fantastic. I don’t know why I never thought of using 2x yolks in place of one egg – actually I do, I figured the lack of white would be an issue and never thought to check!

  • Lauren November 11, 2011, 7:10 am

    My first thought was custard! But as your eggs are still in date, I’d use the yolks in place of them in your cake (two yolks to one egg) and save the whole eggs for something else. It’ll make it a bit richer and more yellow, but that’s never a bad thing in a madeira cake! And hopefully you’ll get this before you start baking. πŸ™‚

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:54 pm

      Lauren I have a confession – I have never made fresh custard from scratch *hanging my head in shame*. I nearly did once and bottled it! It’s on my list of things to make, as I’m sure it tastes amazing. I did get this before I started baking – thank you so much. Your suggestions are always fantastic. I don’t know why I never thought of using 2x yolks in place of one egg – actually I do, I figured the lack of white would be an issue and never thought to check!

  • Lauren November 11, 2011, 7:10 am

    My first thought was custard! But as your eggs are still in date, I’d use the yolks in place of them in your cake (two yolks to one egg) and save the whole eggs for something else. It’ll make it a bit richer and more yellow, but that’s never a bad thing in a madeira cake! And hopefully you’ll get this before you start baking. πŸ™‚

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:54 pm

      Lauren I have a confession – I have never made fresh custard from scratch *hanging my head in shame*. I nearly did once and bottled it! It’s on my list of things to make, as I’m sure it tastes amazing. I did get this before I started baking – thank you so much. Your suggestions are always fantastic. I don’t know why I never thought of using 2x yolks in place of one egg – actually I do, I figured the lack of white would be an issue and never thought to check!

  • Ann November 11, 2011, 9:17 am

    Easy! Instead of home-made pizza for the kids, how about a cheese and grated carrot (just a little of the carrot) omelette for dinner (a splash of milk, 4 egg yolks, grated cheese, grated carrot, salt and pepper). Fridge done!

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:58 pm

      Ann – Thanks so much for this, as with Lauren’s suggestion above I don’t know why I never thought of just using yolks? I’ve made omelettes from just the white of 2 eggs plus a full egg before now to reduce the fat content. The grated carrot is certainly something I’m going to pop in the next omelette. In fact I have an extra young mouth to feed this evening (unplanned) and your omelette suggestion has given me an idea! I’m going to do pancakes with the other 2 egg yolks and one full egg – presume if it works for omelettes it’ll work for pancakes! A little treat for the kids after a hard week at school… I’ll get to eat that block of cheese with some chutney now later on after all πŸ˜‰

  • Ann November 11, 2011, 9:17 am

    Easy! Instead of home-made pizza for the kids, how about a cheese and grated carrot (just a little of the carrot) omelette for dinner (a splash of milk, 4 egg yolks, grated cheese, grated carrot, salt and pepper). Fridge done!

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:58 pm

      Ann – Thanks so much for this, as with Lauren’s suggestion above I don’t know why I never thought of just using yolks? I’ve made omelettes from just the white of 2 eggs plus a full egg before now to reduce the fat content. The grated carrot is certainly something I’m going to pop in the next omelette. In fact I have an extra young mouth to feed this evening (unplanned) and your omelette suggestion has given me an idea! I’m going to do pancakes with the other 2 egg yolks and one full egg – presume if it works for omelettes it’ll work for pancakes! A little treat for the kids after a hard week at school… I’ll get to eat that block of cheese with some chutney now later on after all πŸ˜‰

  • Ann November 11, 2011, 9:17 am

    Easy! Instead of home-made pizza for the kids, how about a cheese and grated carrot (just a little of the carrot) omelette for dinner (a splash of milk, 4 egg yolks, grated cheese, grated carrot, salt and pepper). Fridge done!

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 3:58 pm

      Ann – Thanks so much for this, as with Lauren’s suggestion above I don’t know why I never thought of just using yolks? I’ve made omelettes from just the white of 2 eggs plus a full egg before now to reduce the fat content. The grated carrot is certainly something I’m going to pop in the next omelette. In fact I have an extra young mouth to feed this evening (unplanned) and your omelette suggestion has given me an idea! I’m going to do pancakes with the other 2 egg yolks and one full egg – presume if it works for omelettes it’ll work for pancakes! A little treat for the kids after a hard week at school… I’ll get to eat that block of cheese with some chutney now later on after all πŸ˜‰

  • Rayna (the Suburban Minimalist blog) November 11, 2011, 11:01 am

    I am not remotely qualified to leave an answer, but here goes:
    deviled eggs, but instead of nestled in the whites, on crackers!
    I don’t know…I just know that I really like egg yolk, mayo, and paprika!
    Good luck! (I like Lauren’s idea better than mine.)

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:00 pm

      Hey Rayna! Of course you’re qualified! I’ve never eaten deviled eggs although I have heard of them (going to have to Google it – is it a US thing or have I just led a sheltered life? ;-))
      Intrigued! However as I don’t have any mayo this may be a problem? Will try them out at some point and let you have my verdict…

  • Rayna (the Suburban Minimalist blog) November 11, 2011, 11:01 am

    I am not remotely qualified to leave an answer, but here goes:
    deviled eggs, but instead of nestled in the whites, on crackers!
    I don’t know…I just know that I really like egg yolk, mayo, and paprika!
    Good luck! (I like Lauren’s idea better than mine.)

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:00 pm

      Hey Rayna! Of course you’re qualified! I’ve never eaten deviled eggs although I have heard of them (going to have to Google it – is it a US thing or have I just led a sheltered life? ;-))
      Intrigued! However as I don’t have any mayo this may be a problem? Will try them out at some point and let you have my verdict…

  • Rayna (the Suburban Minimalist blog) November 11, 2011, 11:01 am

    I am not remotely qualified to leave an answer, but here goes:
    deviled eggs, but instead of nestled in the whites, on crackers!
    I don’t know…I just know that I really like egg yolk, mayo, and paprika!
    Good luck! (I like Lauren’s idea better than mine.)

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:00 pm

      Hey Rayna! Of course you’re qualified! I’ve never eaten deviled eggs although I have heard of them (going to have to Google it – is it a US thing or have I just led a sheltered life? ;-))
      Intrigued! However as I don’t have any mayo this may be a problem? Will try them out at some point and let you have my verdict…

  • Claire Rudkins November 11, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I just ‘googled’ egg yolk recipes and got this site – don’t know if any of the recipes are any good though!! http://www.fortysomething.ca/2010/04/recipes_to_use_up_extra_egg_yo.php

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:02 pm

      Claire – you’re a star!!! Thanks so much! Definitely going to take a look as I have a few meringue dishes coming up this winter, and will have some egg yolks to use up… Thanks again πŸ™‚

  • Claire Rudkins November 11, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I just ‘googled’ egg yolk recipes and got this site – don’t know if any of the recipes are any good though!! http://www.fortysomething.ca/2010/04/recipes_to_use_up_extra_egg_yo.php

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:02 pm

      Claire – you’re a star!!! Thanks so much! Definitely going to take a look as I have a few meringue dishes coming up this winter, and will have some egg yolks to use up… Thanks again πŸ™‚

  • Claire Rudkins November 11, 2011, 12:39 pm

    I just ‘googled’ egg yolk recipes and got this site – don’t know if any of the recipes are any good though!! http://www.fortysomething.ca/2010/04/recipes_to_use_up_extra_egg_yo.php

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:02 pm

      Claire – you’re a star!!! Thanks so much! Definitely going to take a look as I have a few meringue dishes coming up this winter, and will have some egg yolks to use up… Thanks again πŸ™‚

  • Suze November 11, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am allergic to yolk so this is a common situation. You can blend them with a little sugar and freeze. But I would probably use them in a cake, mayo or something like lemon butter. Claire’s site has some brilliant ideas. I have tried using yolk only to make gingerbread men…don’t go there.

    My daughter loves it when I slip an extra yolk into her egg while cooking it in an egg ring. it is a rare treat but a special surprise.

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:05 pm

      My daughter would so love a double egg like that, but I don’t own an egg ring…. Hmm, maybe I could improvise with a cookie shaper/cutter? Now that’s given me an idea!
      Oh boy being allergic to egg isn’t much fun… a relative of mine has an egg allergy, and I’ve tried making cake with egg substitute but it just isn’t the same. Someones suggested using mashed banana I think it was instead also, if you have any tried and tested ideas please share…

  • Suze November 11, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am allergic to yolk so this is a common situation. You can blend them with a little sugar and freeze. But I would probably use them in a cake, mayo or something like lemon butter. Claire’s site has some brilliant ideas. I have tried using yolk only to make gingerbread men…don’t go there.

    My daughter loves it when I slip an extra yolk into her egg while cooking it in an egg ring. it is a rare treat but a special surprise.

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:05 pm

      My daughter would so love a double egg like that, but I don’t own an egg ring…. Hmm, maybe I could improvise with a cookie shaper/cutter? Now that’s given me an idea!
      Oh boy being allergic to egg isn’t much fun… a relative of mine has an egg allergy, and I’ve tried making cake with egg substitute but it just isn’t the same. Someones suggested using mashed banana I think it was instead also, if you have any tried and tested ideas please share…

  • Suze November 11, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am allergic to yolk so this is a common situation. You can blend them with a little sugar and freeze. But I would probably use them in a cake, mayo or something like lemon butter. Claire’s site has some brilliant ideas. I have tried using yolk only to make gingerbread men…don’t go there.

    My daughter loves it when I slip an extra yolk into her egg while cooking it in an egg ring. it is a rare treat but a special surprise.

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:05 pm

      My daughter would so love a double egg like that, but I don’t own an egg ring…. Hmm, maybe I could improvise with a cookie shaper/cutter? Now that’s given me an idea!
      Oh boy being allergic to egg isn’t much fun… a relative of mine has an egg allergy, and I’ve tried making cake with egg substitute but it just isn’t the same. Someones suggested using mashed banana I think it was instead also, if you have any tried and tested ideas please share…

  • Jenny @ exconsumer November 11, 2011, 1:45 pm

    I love those croutons! How clever. πŸ™‚

    Could you make vanilla custard with the egg yolks?

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:06 pm

      Jenny please see embarrassing confession in my reply to Lauren… I’m going to make it this weekend to compensate!

  • Jenny @ exconsumer November 11, 2011, 1:45 pm

    I love those croutons! How clever. πŸ™‚

    Could you make vanilla custard with the egg yolks?

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:06 pm

      Jenny please see embarrassing confession in my reply to Lauren… I’m going to make it this weekend to compensate!

  • Jenny @ exconsumer November 11, 2011, 1:45 pm

    I love those croutons! How clever. πŸ™‚

    Could you make vanilla custard with the egg yolks?

    • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:06 pm

      Jenny please see embarrassing confession in my reply to Lauren… I’m going to make it this weekend to compensate!

  • Reese November 11, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Oh try challah bread! Uses a lot of egg yolks and so delish! πŸ™‚

  • Reese November 11, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Oh try challah bread! Uses a lot of egg yolks and so delish! πŸ™‚

  • Reese November 11, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Oh try challah bread! Uses a lot of egg yolks and so delish! πŸ™‚

  • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Had to Google it! I love the look of this, and it is a definite on my list of things to make next time I have yolk to spare (which will be soon). It looks amazing and I love plaiting, very therapeutic πŸ™‚ – Many congratulations on making goal at WW! (p.s your wedding photo is lovely)

  • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Had to Google it! I love the look of this, and it is a definite on my list of things to make next time I have yolk to spare (which will be soon). It looks amazing and I love plaiting, very therapeutic πŸ™‚ – Many congratulations on making goal at WW! (p.s your wedding photo is lovely)

  • simplybeingmum November 11, 2011, 4:11 pm

    Had to Google it! I love the look of this, and it is a definite on my list of things to make next time I have yolk to spare (which will be soon). It looks amazing and I love plaiting, very therapeutic πŸ™‚ – Many congratulations on making goal at WW! (p.s your wedding photo is lovely)

  • Rachel November 11, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I always make mayo and then have to figure out what to do with the whites, not the other way around!

  • Rachel November 11, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I always make mayo and then have to figure out what to do with the whites, not the other way around!

  • Rachel November 11, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I always make mayo and then have to figure out what to do with the whites, not the other way around!

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