Friday, January 18, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Jan. 18, 2013

 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

I was disappointed when I pulled out this piece of cheese and found mold on it. It was going to grace my tuna sandwich. Oh, well. I did manage to eat the last slice from another package before it went bad, though.
Otherwise, I think we're okay in the waste department.

This Week's True Food Confessions

We did pretty well this week considering we're still trying to gain our footing after several weeks of holidays followed by illness and traveling. In fact, mentally, it still feels like we're in quicksand. Given that, I'm kind of proud that we managed to do some cooking this week. We had easy, but delicious tuna sandwiches one night and another night we had cabbage soup using ingredients from the fridge. We also had a vegetable quiche using the unlikely combination of spinach and peas. However, it turned out pretty good. The different part of this dish was that I made a healthy, homemade pie crust. This was mostly because we haven't made it to the grocery store since we got back and I didn't have a chance to buy the oh so tasty, but bad for you crust.

Now, it may seem interesting that we haven't made it to the grocery store, but Ward did make it to his favorite Chinese restaurant for pick-up and Theo ordered burritos from Chipotle. I have to admit that I enjoyed their take out just as much as they did.

I'm hoping once again for a calm week next week and homemade, routine food.