Good Morning! It’s Food Waste Friday!
Hi Guys, it’s not my week to host. Officially Food Waste Friday is over at Kristen The Frugal Girl’s today – so head on over and link up. But after you’ve read (and commented) on my blog post! (pretty please?)
Last week I asked for help on how to improve my Food Waste Friday posts. The feedback received I digested and hopefully you’ll agree I’m starting to make some improvements.
I want to thank everyone for the comments and for your honesty. It can be as hard to be completely frank in the comments as it is to ask for help initially. Not one comment or suggestion will be glossed over and everything has been taken on-board.
These 3 areas particularly hit home for me:
1. I’m pretty rubbish at vlogs. My YouTube attempts aren’t great. I’ve been fudging it Guys and I know it. Until I can do a better job I won’t vlog. But be warned – in the words of Arnie ‘I’ll be back!’. And when I do come back there’ll be an option to head on over to YouTube rather than embedding the video directly in the blog post.
2. My online voice has changed. I’m rushed, not as upbeat and even whiny. Oh boy that’s not good. I’m not going to even try to explain why this may be as all that is, is ‘excusitis’ – it isn’t your problem, it’s mine. The truth hurts – okay so maybe it didn’t actually hurt – but it was a much-needed reality check. The suggestion I ‘take a break’ from blogging woke me up. Blogging adds so much to my life that to stop doing it is not an option. Time to pull my socks up because if I haven’t got any readers then my blog dies.
3. Changing the feel of Food Waste Friday was a failure. So it’s back to basics. Starting now.
Every Friday I follow my No Waste Tastes Great routine:
Step 1 – Empty the contents of the fridge onto the kitchen counter top:
Step 2 – Clean inside the fridge with bicarbonate of soda:
Step 3 – Identify any waste:
Step 4 – Place everything that is still has plenty of life left in it yet back inside the fridge:
Step 5 – Devise a plan to use up any items that could potentially go to waste:
How does that all come together this Food Waste Friday?
The grapes and off cuts of ham are my food waste confession (along with some strawberries which you may have seen on Instagram on Wednesday). The grapes will be composted, as the strawbs were, and the ham is being mixed in with some food for Grandma’s cat.
The other ham and cucumber will be included in a cold pasta and ham salad at lunch time (very Paleo!), and the mango will be included in tomorrow’s breakfast smoothie.
This takes about 30 minutes to complete, I then spend another 30 minutes devising a meal plan for the forthcoming week and write out a grocery list. That aspect I will cover next Monday on the blog, as Monday’s are well-known for being ‘Meal Plan Monday’ in the blogosphere.
Next Friday I’m officially hosting Food Waste Friday and it’ll be back to the Friday fridge photo, with possibly a video over on YouTube. It’d be great if you could start your own No Waste Tastes Great routine and join in. I know there’s no linky to input your blog post, but it’s simple to drop your link in the comment box below.
Don’t forget to leave your comment below – confess any food waste and share your success of any food saves. And of course please do head on over to The Frugal Girl today!