Friday, March 29, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Mar. 29, 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

We had more waste this week than usual. First there was a bag of cucumbers that turned slimy. Even though the first couple from the bag had a bitter taste, I fully intended to finish them. Or maybe subconsciously, I didn't. Oh well. Out they went. I also found a piece of pepper jack cheese that was moldy. I don't like this kind of spicy cheese, but I buy it for the rest of the family. I don't know if it suffered from out-of-sight, out-of-mind in the cheese drawer, but unfortunately it had to go. I guess that this week's waste is not too bad in the big scheme of things, but I don't like it. Next week will be better.

This Week's True Food Confessions

We had an unusual week last week as far as eating goes. We were gone for the weekend, and we have also been focusing on other things.  Nevertheless, one night we baked chicken with roasted carrots, and another night we had a spinach pie with steamed asparagus. We also had a rotisserie chicken yet another night. I get one of these whenever I go to Costco because I can get a freshly roasted chicken for just five dollars--better than I can do cooking it from scratch. Wally also brought home burritos from California Tortilla for us. Ward has been wanting this for about a month, so Wally treated him.  

We didn't have time to try a new recipe, but I have high hopes for the week coming up.

Until next time...