Food Waste Friday / Christmas Fayre

It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!

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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 3-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!

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If you haven’t been over before today – Merry Christmas Everyone!

No Friday Fridge once again this week, purely because there is a myriad of items within it. It would take too long to itemise. However what is contained is headed for a meal, at some point, over the next couple of days.

On the food-waste-front things aren’t looking too bad, considering it’s the holiday season.

4 bread-rolls didn’t make it. Left out overnight they weren’t fit for consumption the day after. There may have been plate-waste also – but that’s to be expected.

Remember I slow-cooked the Christmas Turkey this year? This worked fantastically once again. And by buying a joint rather than a whole turkey, there’s not going to be any waste at all.

This is all that was left of the bird after Christmas day;

turkey

Along with the extra veggies and potatoes that had been left over…

heating up

…a Boxing Day meal was rustled up.

table

The Kids sugar modelling took centre stage.

snowmen

Not perfect on the food-waste-front, but not bad either.

Reducing food-waste is a work in progress. It takes practice. As this is only the 4th Christmas I’ve actively been trying to reduce food-waste. 4 years sounds a lot – 4 actual days doesn’t.

Each year/day I improve a little more.

Later today I’m going to sit and make some notes on how I can improve the Christmas Fayre further next year. Reading this article inspired the idea!

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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{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Lizzie December 27, 2013, 2:10 pm
  • Lizzie December 27, 2013, 2:10 pm
  • Claire December 27, 2013, 7:28 pm

    I’ve just had my second day of bubble and squeak which has used up my leftover cooked veggies, and the pigs in blankets. There is a bit of meat left to eat up which will go tomorrow. A bit of stuffing did go to waste but overall I reckon I did OK!

  • Claire December 27, 2013, 7:28 pm

    I’ve just had my second day of bubble and squeak which has used up my leftover cooked veggies, and the pigs in blankets. There is a bit of meat left to eat up which will go tomorrow. A bit of stuffing did go to waste but overall I reckon I did OK!

  • myliladventures December 28, 2013, 3:22 am

    I hit the jackpot with waste this week. I knew my lucky streak would end soon enough. 🙁

    Linking up:
    http://myliladventures.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/food-waste-friday-122713/

  • myliladventures December 28, 2013, 3:22 am

    I hit the jackpot with waste this week. I knew my lucky streak would end soon enough. 🙁

    Linking up:
    http://myliladventures.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/food-waste-friday-122713/

  • Molly December 30, 2013, 9:52 am

    I love being creative with leftovers at this time of year. We had a big joint of ham I cooked and a huge turkey crown. I’ve frozen the leftover meat in batches along with roasted veg to make pies and soups. Our cooked meat lasted us through Christmas Day and Boxing Day but we then went away so I ran out of time to make the pies before freezing. Will be a job for the new year!

  • Molly December 30, 2013, 9:52 am

    I love being creative with leftovers at this time of year. We had a big joint of ham I cooked and a huge turkey crown. I’ve frozen the leftover meat in batches along with roasted veg to make pies and soups. Our cooked meat lasted us through Christmas Day and Boxing Day but we then went away so I ran out of time to make the pies before freezing. Will be a job for the new year!

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