Every cloud has a silver lining.
(And we’ve had a few clouds over the UK this year. Although today we have gorgeous blue skies. What a difference a day makes).
It’s given me the perfect opportunity to participate in #saveitsunday
Simply Being Mum’s Sunday Fridge
Top Shelf is the usual spreads and cheeses, all fresh and fine to consume over the next week or so.
The middle shelves, this week, contain salad and salmon. A great combination for a healthy Sunday lunch:
This week’s potential food waste, or rather the #saveitsunday suspects feature below.
Today’s line up consists of cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and courgette/zucchini.
Fortunately I always have a jar of Patak’s in the cupboard. Always.
An adaptation of this recipe, loaded into Big Ben, my largest slow cooker, and it’ll be slow-cooked spicy vegetable soup for dinner this evening. The remainder will be frozen for packed-lunches.
Courgette/Zucchini is always an easy save. I’m a fan of The Frugal Girl’s Chocolate Zucchini Bread. But there is rather a lot of courgette to save this Sunday. As luck would have it, whilst enjoying my salmon salad, I stumbled upon a suitable recipe in Sainsbury’s Live Well For Less magazine.
Alas one item has slipped through the net. No save for this Aldi Pancetta.
It’s never good to waste food, but when that food is meat it hits harder.
The usual indecision raised it’s head. The pancetta is only 3 days over it’s use-by date. I would imagine it’s absolutely fine. But just having that date stamped on the packaging is enough to place the seed of doubt on it’s edibility.
It’s not good to end of a wasteful note, so maybe I can redeem myself a little?
I found a small amount of Aldi ready rolled pizza dough, in the fridge, leftover from making these earlier in the week:
A smidge of garlic butter, and it’ll make a nice flatbread to accompany our spicy soup at dinner.
Hope your Sunday is looking good on the no-food-waste-front!
If you’re US based and would like to reduce your food waste why not pop on over to #saveitsunday and take the pledge.
Not forgetting my fellow Brits – for UK readers a great source of info is Love Food Hate Waste.