It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Top Shelf – Spreads, (including a return of the buttercream!), cheese, garlic – all in date
Top Middle Shelf – I seem to be breeding yoghurt… these will be eaten up this week! Their cards are marked.
Bottom Middle Shelf – Grapes and cucumber
Bottom Shelf – A fish-pie ready meal! Oh my! Yes there’s one in there!
Drawer (right at the bottom) – Condiments all in date
Door – Milk and OJ – In date
No Waste Tastes Great plan today – The Kids and I (they’ve broken up for Easter Holidays) will have cheese and cucumber sandwiches for lunch, with grapes and yoghurt (of course!) to follow. For dinner I’m taking them out to eat before dance class. The Hubby, will be having the ready-meal fish-pie, with some veggies and a jacket potato. This was purchased a couple of weeks ago as an emergency meal and frozen, when life was chaotic. Time for it to meet its fate.
Looks pretty harmless right? Wrong, I also have these items which didn’t make it back in the fridge after the clean.
Slow-cooked ham and salad. Not good.
This brings me onto an admission. I’ve decided to re-introduce some meat into my diet from this week. It’s been over a month since Twilight Turned Me Vegetarian, and it hasn’t been too difficult to eliminate meat. I even managed to go to France for 5 days and avoid it.
The problem I’m facing is that I undoubtedly am at risk of producing more waste by not eating meat. I would have eaten the ham myself this week to use it up, and also would not have purchased the salad (which I don’t like – why buy it? bizarre!).
The bottom line is that I don’t feel strongly enough to not eat meat again. However I will be reducing further the amount I (and the family) eat going forward. Where I can opt for a non-meat option I will. Practicalities of meal-planning, reducing waste and cooking for a family of meat and non-meat eaters is more involved that I can manage.
There have been benefits to not eating meat. But not enough. One thing I hadn’t really considered is that I love cooking and conjuring up new recipes. Not being able to sample a large proportion of them is too limiting for me.
Never say never, it’s something I wanted to try. I’ve tried it, and I’ve learnt a lot from doing it. Maybe in the future it’s something I’ll consider again.
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…
No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.
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