Friday, September 28, 2012

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Sept. 28, 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

Have I mentioned that I am letting several end of the season tomatoes ripen on my counter? It seems as if one of them goes bad every week before I get to it. This week was no exception. We'll see if I can use up the remaining ones next week without letting another one slip by. Also, I cooked most of a bunch of old celery. However, some parts were starting to rot and had to go. The rest I was able to save for a Shepard's Pie.

This Week's True Food Confessions

Spaghetti with roasted tomatoes, ham, feta cheese, basil, and parsley

It took all week to make this spaghetti.

Day one--Went to Ocktoberfest Cookout and brought home extra cherry tomatoes.
Day two--Discovered tomatoes were getting old and needed to be cooked soon.
Day three--found a good recipe for spaghetti with roasted cherry tomatoes and the feta cheese we had in the fridge.
Day four--Meant to stop by the store and pick up basil and parsley needed for the dish, but got distracted by migraine. Had leftovers instead.
Day five--Determined to have dish for supper. Roasted tomatoes and cut up ham before I went to work. Got distracted by migraine again and another appointment after work. Didn't make it to the store, so picked up Subway sandwiches on the way home. In the meantime, Wally picked up pizza. Had a nice selection of foods for supper, breakfast and lunch the next day.
Day six--Actually made it to the store for the herbs and made the dish. Yea! Thank goodness, it was quite good after all of the anticipation.  
Day seven--On the 7th day we rested and used a gift card to go to a barbeque restaurant.

Hope springs eternal for a better week next week.