Friday, October 26, 2012

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Oct. 26, 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.

Practically, no waste

We had no food waste again this week. Well, let me qualify that. A few things went to waste, but I didn't count them. There was a quarter of a piece of bread that was leftover from a sandwich and a few rotten leaves from the salad greens. If you blink really fast, you would never see them. So if you don't look very closely, we had no waste this week. Yea!

Thanks to Simply Being Mom for hosting Food Waste Friday this week.

This week's True Food Confessions.

Our cooking this week used mostly what was on hand.

We ate at home every week-night after a weekend of being away and eating out. I could tell you everything we had to eat at home, but I'd rather talk about what we had to eat at the pig roast we went to on Saturday.
I love it when people share their favorite dishes.

There were three kinds of cheeses that I sampled--mac and cheese, cauliflower and cheese, and broccoli, rice and cheese. All were topped with bread crumbs and were "cheesed" to perfection. There were two kinds of sauerkraut--one cooked with bratwurst and one made with champagne. Theo reports that they were very tasty.  There were also dozens of deviled eggs that disappeared quickly and a green salad that had everything in it except the kitchen sink (just the way I like it). I ate mine with a pasta salad made with delicious homemade pesto. We also had baked beans and homemade BBQ sauce which satisfied the taste for both sweet and spicy.

Then there were the desserts. There were at least five chocolate desserts that involved sauces, rich cakes, and mousse. I know that there were more sweets, but my eyes didn't make it past the chocolate.

I think that's all of the time I have for food talk now before I start drooling down my chin. Maybe another time, I'll tell you about the appetizers and I'll get the carnivores in the house to tell you about the meat that was there.