Friday, August 31, 2012

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--August 31, 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. You can follow how we are doing in this endeavor by reading, True Food Confessions.

This Week's Food Waste

This week we had no food waste unless you want to count this bite of food someone put in the refrigerator and never returned to. Also, I'm still having a hard time keeping up the fresh tomatoes. I better do some freezing tomorrow or you'll be seeing a picture of a yucky tomato next week.

 This Week's True Food Confessions

Here's what was for dinner this week.

We're into a comfortable routine now with our attempts at eating more at home. Lunches are catch as catch can with each person responsible for their own. Sometimes that means eating in and sometimes that means eating out. We eat most evenings at home with a plan for several dishes and ingredients at the beginning of the week. Usually, we make something, but sometimes we eat out. Our favorites for eating out (or bringing in) are Subway sandwiches or a Dominoes pizza. Both are reasonably priced and both can be reasonably healthy. My favorite pizza has double sauce with tomatoes on top. It's hearty, but in a good way. My favorite sandwich from Subway is a veggie with avocado spread. Now that you can get avocado on your veggie, it can also be hearty, but in a good way.

Saturday was the last day for our favorite roadside farmer's stand. We were lucky to get there before they closed and purchased peaches, apples, and corn on the cob. We enjoyed all of these this week. We also enjoyed vegetable soup, tuna casserole, spinach salad, and fruit salad.

There is lots of tweaking we could do to our eating plan, but I am happy. We do eat out, but now it is in moderation.

See you next week because it's you that keeps me honest.