It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!
Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, that 2-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Looking a little packed for me, but there’s a plan. There’s always a plan!
Top Shelf – Butter, cheese, garlic and a solitary yogurt
Top Middle Shelf – Aubergine/eggplant, 3x peppers, 3x carrots and leftover slow-cooked ham in cola.
Bottom Middle Shelf – Christmas chutney, cranberry sauce and Christmas pud
Bottom Shelf – Milk, head of broccoli and cauliflower
Door – Milk, eggs and OJ
Let’s start with the aubergine, peppers and carrots. Basically I’d forgotten (when I did my meal plan) that this Thursday we were taking a school friend to Pizza Hut as a belated Birthday treat in lieu of a physical gift. There had been a vegetable curry planned. So, that’s what the Hubby, second-born and I will be having for dinner.
The slow-cooked ham in cola that’s leftover will be eaten by non-curry-lover first-born. Ham and eggs should go down a treat.
That’s dinner sorted.
The shelf below still has Christmas fayre hanging around. But there’s a plan, there always is a plan. But in the style of The Master of Suspense himself, I’m going to leave that for another day. (Did anyone see the Hitchcock drama on over Christmas? It left me slightly disturbed – the BBC has received criticism for their portrayal of the iconic director).
Bottom shelf is a no-brainer. I’m going to adapt 2 of my simple slow cooked soup recipes to make a broccoli and cauliflower cheese soup. Just before Christmas I sadly lost Big Ben my 6.5Ltr slow cooker. He cracked! And as I was planning to slow cook my turkey at Christmas (which was massively successful and I’ll share the recipe here) I quickly replaced him with Big Ben The Second. He’ll be put to good use today!
I do have a food waste confession, I’m afraid to report.
Leftover from the top-tier of this birthday cake – chocolate fudge cake mixture
Not sure how I could let it go to waste, regardless I’m slowly getting back on track…
As always I’ll leave the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.**
Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.”
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If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work properly.