We touched on the fact Black Friday has become big business in the UK, in the comments of yesterdays post.
(“Happy Thanksgiving” to all the Guys from the US)
I’m pretty sure last year was the first time I had ever heard the term ‘Black Friday’ used over here. This year it’s exploded. Even small local businesses are running adverts featuring Black Friday offers.
My two are off school today (maybe all the teachers are shopping? Only kidding, it’s a training day.)
So, I decided to video my Black Friday fridge:
(why video because the kids are at home? I don’t know, The last time I videoed it – they were, and I video when we are on holiday also. Hmmmm?)
There is waste, but it’s minimal. No excuse I know.
“What’s for dinner?” I hear you ask! (Did I hear that?)
Well…I do not fancy trying to do a grocery shop today.
Luckily the nice people from Princes sent me a hamper at the start of November.
(full disclaimer: I received a hamper of their product and a voucher. As you know I rarely accept product from brands or retailers – only those who I use or would use. I do buy Princes product because I am assured of the quality of the product. No flannel, that’s true.)
I want to talk about how fantastic canned/tinned fish is. Particularly with regard emergency meals.
Last week I wrote about how my method of keeping food stocks to a minimum, has previously been criticised.
I’m not a fan of overbuying perishable goods. But I always keep in my store-cupboard:
1. Dried pasta, noodles and rice
2. Dried Herbs
4. Tinned tomatoes
5. Canned fish
My freezer always has frozen bread and vegetables, and if you listen to the video above you’ll hear me say we always have cheese.
Add a little milk (even if I do not have fresh, there’s always an emergency carton of UHT milk in the cupboard) and voila:
One of our very favourite family meals at Chez Wright:
(Here’s the recipe) It can easily be adapted to use canned fish. Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel.
For those paying attention 😉 I mentioned there’s swede in the fridge to be used up.
Guess it’s time for nail soup.
After all I have a few veggies from the local farm to use up!
Black Food Waste Friday y’all.
p.s I’ll be featuring another recipe using canned fish very soon! After all I have quite a lot to use up!
What do you always keep in for an emergency?
Thanks as always to Kristen, The Frugal Girl, (the founder of Food Waste Friday and the inspiration behind No Waste Tastes Great)…Don’t forget to head on over to her’s to link up your Food Waste Friday post!