No Waste Tastes Great /Old Mother Wright

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Simply Being Mum’s Friday Thursday Fridge

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Move over Old Mother Hubbard. The Fridge and cupboards are practically bare.

So much so, I had to do my Aldi shop a day early. There was a serious lack of food at Chez Wright. Less food than even my well-honed food-minimalistic tendencies were comfortable with. When we get to the point I cannot rustle up a basic meal, it’s time to go shop.

It was an ideal opportunity to strip down the fridge. It does get wiped down every week without fail, but this week it also had the luxury of hot soapy water for the shelves and drawers.

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(I frequently play kitchen-drainer-Jenga at home – life’s short – you’ve got to get your kicks where you can)

Unfortunately such a sparse food stock did not result in zero-waste.

There was this very strange mutation in the fruit bowl…

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(one apple was completely whole, but soft inside – very odd)

Add a few carrots plus a little greek yogurt…

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(The photo doesn’t really show how much the carrots had deteriorated)

Not my finest hour.

Then last night a jar full of sultanas landed on our hard kitchen floor, smashing it into a million shards of glass. Not at my hands might I add.

Let’s add 500g of dried fruit to the food-waste confession.

**Holds head in shame**

How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…and don’t forget to drop a link in the comments if you’ve blogged about it!

No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.

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{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Kristen | The Frugal Girl October 11, 2013, 11:54 am

    So, I had to visit google to find out what sultanas were! It’s so interesting that they come in glass jars in the UK…here they come in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box, or in a paperboard container.

    • simplybeingmum October 11, 2013, 12:04 pm

      Spooky…was just typing a comment about washers on your post from a day or so back.
      Okay just had to Google what sultanas are called in US. Your name makes more sense.
      They actually come in a plastic wrap(from Aldi) – I transfer them to an airtight glass jar when home. Easier to store and use.
      I wasnt around when it hit the deck. I was out with the girls. Judgement for having some fun!

  • Kristen | The Frugal Girl October 11, 2013, 11:54 am

    So, I had to visit google to find out what sultanas were! It’s so interesting that they come in glass jars in the UK…here they come in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box, or in a paperboard container.

    • simplybeingmum October 11, 2013, 12:04 pm

      Spooky…was just typing a comment about washers on your post from a day or so back.
      Okay just had to Google what sultanas are called in US. Your name makes more sense.
      They actually come in a plastic wrap(from Aldi) – I transfer them to an airtight glass jar when home. Easier to store and use.
      I wasnt around when it hit the deck. I was out with the girls. Judgement for having some fun!

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn October 11, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Now that’s the picture of the refrigerator that we tune in to see.

  • Live and Learn-Toss and Turn October 11, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Now that’s the picture of the refrigerator that we tune in to see.

  • Jo H. October 12, 2013, 1:46 am

    Your fridge puts mine to shame!

    Food waste this week … a bit of cream in the bottom of the carton, well past the due date. Otherwise, we did well.

    Somehow the most unhappy waste is when something falls (and/or breaks) and can’t be cleaned or otherwise retrieved 🙁 My sympathy on the loss of your sultana raisins – and your glass container.

    • simplybeingmum October 14, 2013, 9:31 am

      Thanks Jo – accidents happen! You did great on your almost zero-waste!

  • Jo H. October 12, 2013, 1:46 am

    Your fridge puts mine to shame!

    Food waste this week … a bit of cream in the bottom of the carton, well past the due date. Otherwise, we did well.

    Somehow the most unhappy waste is when something falls (and/or breaks) and can’t be cleaned or otherwise retrieved 🙁 My sympathy on the loss of your sultana raisins – and your glass container.

    • simplybeingmum October 14, 2013, 9:31 am

      Thanks Jo – accidents happen! You did great on your almost zero-waste!

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