Friday, August 10, 2012

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--August 10, 2012

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 Week's Food Waste

Theo recovering from his wisdom tooth extractions
This week Theo had a cooking misstep and created a dish that was okay, but just not that appealing. We ate a little of it and decided that we didn't want the rest. So, out it went. It was not all a loss because Theo learned a good cooking lesson from his mistake. Also, I don't want to pick on him too much because he just had his wisdom teeth out.

This Week's True Food Confessions 

We were lucky to have a lot of fresh vegetables to use this week for our cooking.

We've been working on this eating-at-home thing for four weeks now and my attitude is starting to improve. There are still a lot of other things we'd rather do than cook, but it's becoming more of a routine and less of a struggle.

We had another successful week. Among the whole family, we only had a couple lunches out and pizza take out one night--the night of Theodore's unfortunate cooking misstep. The favorite thing we made were ham roll ups. We were trying to imitate the roll ups that we buy at Costco. They were easy to make and included cream cheese, cranberry jelly, ham, lettuce, and tomato rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla. Next time we make them, we're adding Swiss cheese. 

Let me make a correction. What we really liked the most this week, was a pan of Virginia brownies we made and took to a crab feast. They had a caramel, chocolate chip, and nut filling and were VERY rich. Yum!
Until next time...