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
Not quite as sparse as last week. (What a poor quality image! Sorry Guys!)
Top shelf is the usual mix of spreads, fats and cheeses. Including parmesan. I’ll come back to that.
All other food stuffs have a destination in mind.
Can you see the rapidly deteriorating broccoli on the top middle shelf?
But it would seem, not the queen of using up pate.
My food waste confessions this week are a tiny handful of salad leaves, and shockingly almost half a packet of pate.
The pate was an impulse purchase. Proving once again that meal planning is the way to go in the war against food-waste.
Can you freeze pate? That’s what I intend to do going forward when the craving to bypass my shopping list grabs me. Half in the fridge and half in the freezer.
Let’s go back to the parmesan.
It’s the remains of a recipe I conjured up last weekend as part of the Dine With Aldi Challenge, that’s currently running in the UK.
I was selected to submit a dish, using Aldi ingredients. There’s no news yet as to whether I have been shortlisted as one of the top 3. But if I am, it’s highly likely I’ll be telling you Guys about it…
In fact, I was so pleased with how the dish turned out – the recipe will be up at the blog next Monday.
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.** Jo
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