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It’s Friday Guys – Time for No Waste Tastes Great

(it’s an early one this morning as we are off to Conkers for the day)

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Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge

Top Shelf – Spreads, cheese, garlic and yoghurt – all in date so no waste there!

Top Middle Shelf – 4 peppers, 2 onions, half of a very large courgette and half a bag of salad

Bottom Middle Shelf – Strawberries, red grapes and a cucumber

Bottom Shelf – Carrots and broccoli

Quite a few peppers, no?

I’m thinking vegetable lasagne for dinner with a side-salad? That’ll take care of 2 peppers, an onion, most of the courgette/zucchini and the bagged salad.

Any courgette not used, I’ll shred using my new food processor (which I love!) and make Zucchini Chocolate Bread (which I also love!).

The 2 remaining peppers will be chopped and frozen.

I purchased some strawberries, earlier this week, to make Naked Strawberry Muffins, but didn’t get round to it. They’re still fresh enough to rustle a batch up tomorrow and freeze any leftover berries for smoothies.

My cucumber and grapes are still good enough to eat, and will be used up next week. I’ve previously said there’d be no more cuke here to sabotage my food waste efforts. This one is homegrown and gifted to me. Not a piece of plastic wrap in sight. And guess what? It’s lasting well.

Finally the carrots, broccoli and the final onion. Time to make some slow-cooked soup, me thinks. I love spicy carrot soup, and the broccoli will go very nicely with some stilton.

How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…

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  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn August 24, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Looks like you’ve more in your refrigerator this week–lots of fruits and vegetables. Sounds like a good plan for all of them though.

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:24 pm

      Yes all sorted this end! Loving the fixes this week over at your blog!

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn August 24, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Looks like you’ve more in your refrigerator this week–lots of fruits and vegetables. Sounds like a good plan for all of them though.

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:24 pm

      Yes all sorted this end! Loving the fixes this week over at your blog!

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring August 24, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Great stuff. Conkers looks fun! Did you go on the tree top trail?

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:25 pm

      Think we missed that… hmmm in fact I think we missed chunks out altogether but still a good time was had by all. Have you been? And how’d the camping trip go?

  • sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring August 24, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Great stuff. Conkers looks fun! Did you go on the tree top trail?

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:25 pm

      Think we missed that… hmmm in fact I think we missed chunks out altogether but still a good time was had by all. Have you been? And how’d the camping trip go?

  • SandyH August 25, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to say I found your blog through the Frugal Girl, and though I am very far away in Southeast Texas, I always pop in to see your Friday Fridge!! When I didn’t see your link on Food Waste Friday (was it last week or the week before-can’t remember) I got worried!

    Anyway, just wanted to “de-lurk” and say hello.

    Sandy

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:30 pm

      Hi Sandy – how lovely to “virtually” meet you! I was incognito in wet and windy Wales last week, a very long way from Texas!! No phone reception at all so I couldn’t pop by Kristen’s. Maybe I sound go underground more often, if it helps readers to de-lurk? 😉 It really is a pleasure to get to know readers! Have a great weekend! (couldn’t resist googling your weather over there…looking hot…it’s raining here and the equivalent to UK spring temp – which ain’t warm ;-)) Jo

  • SandyH August 25, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to say I found your blog through the Frugal Girl, and though I am very far away in Southeast Texas, I always pop in to see your Friday Fridge!! When I didn’t see your link on Food Waste Friday (was it last week or the week before-can’t remember) I got worried!

    Anyway, just wanted to “de-lurk” and say hello.

    Sandy

    • simplybeingmum August 25, 2012, 4:30 pm

      Hi Sandy – how lovely to “virtually” meet you! I was incognito in wet and windy Wales last week, a very long way from Texas!! No phone reception at all so I couldn’t pop by Kristen’s. Maybe I sound go underground more often, if it helps readers to de-lurk? 😉 It really is a pleasure to get to know readers! Have a great weekend! (couldn’t resist googling your weather over there…looking hot…it’s raining here and the equivalent to UK spring temp – which ain’t warm ;-)) Jo

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