This week we’ve already celebrated Chinese New Year (it’s the year of the Fire Monkey), Shrove Tuesday, and Valentines Day is on the way.
The older I get, the more I appreciate these special days. I like having something to celebrate. Life should be a celebration.
What’s all of this got to do with Food Waste Friday?
This week I made not one, but two Chinese dishes from items that potentially could have gone to waste.
I made Sweet & Sour Chicken and Chicken Chow Mein. Chinese inspired meals make fantastic food waste saves, with the added bonus that they are quick to prepare and pretty healthy to boot.
(I will be sharing my sweet & sour chicken recipe soon – I’ve been hanging fire while I perfect it and get the ratio of ingredients just right. It’s taken a while, but think I am just about there – there was not a morsel left over the last time I made it, so it must have tasted pretty good.)
It’s been a good week for using up flour. Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) saw me whipping up my breakfast pancakes not just for breakfast, but for dessert after dinner too.
Also this week, I made these DIY Valentine Hearts. My step by step tutorial has been featured over at Wayfair.
They aren’t edible, but the salt dough version is a great way to use up any flour that is no longer fit for consumption.
The celebrations are set to continue. I’m doing a special Valentines table this year (like the birthday table’s we have).
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see how that turns out!
There’ll be a Friday fridge photo over on Facebook a little later. A very warm (or should that be cold) invitation is extended to everyone to share their fridge photos also over on Facebook in the comments.