Friday, July 20, 2012

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions

It's time for Food Waste Friday, when the Frugalgirl encourages us to post pictures from the previous week of wasted food from our household. This accountability hopefully will help us to be more careful with our food and maybe save some money.

Also, I am using this public forum to encourage us to eat out less which includes better meal planning. 

This Weeks Food Waste 

No waste this week, or at least that's what I say. However, my friend says that I wasted an egg on my frying-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk experiment. (Did I mention that it's really hot here?) I consider the egg part of my entertainment budget, and pretty cheap entertainment at that. 

This Weeks True Food Confessions
Some of the cooking that we did this week.

Now onto how we did this week with our efforts to eat at home. We did well. The only time someone ate out was when Wally and Theodore had breakfast at the local diner while they were waiting on the car to be fixed. Our success can attributed to our menu plan and our determination. We found it hard to not stop somewhere on the way home from work when we were tired and hungry, but we didn't.

Grilled cheese and sauteed kale. This was tasty.
Of the things we cooked this week, there was an old favorite and a new favorite. Our old favorite was meat loaf based on the recipe from Quaker Oats box. Our new favorite was a grilled cheese sandwich based on a recipe from Cook This, Not That! by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding. The sandwich included dijon mustard, bacon, granny smith apples, and cheddar cheese. We will definitely have these again.

Next week still needs a menu. There can be a few carryovers from this week and hopefully, those will get us through until there's time to work on one. See you next week for the next installment of True Food Confessions.