Friday, June 21, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions-June 21, 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


My husband and I were gone for a week, and I really hoped my sons would clean out the refrigerator while we were gone. However, most of what was there when we left was still there when we returned. But surprisingly, the only casualty were a few strawberries. I put the mushy ones outside and the birds and chipmunk have been enjoying them. I think the reason that more stuff didn't turn limp and slimy is that I have started to add a paper towel to produce when I store it in the refrigerator. This has extended the life of most all of it.

This Week's True Food Confessions

A sampling of what we had to eat this week

It's been two weeks since we talked about our eating. We spent one of those weeks in New Mexico and one week at home. In New Mexico, we did our typical pattern for vacation eating. We ate breakfast mostly in the hotels where it was provided, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, and a sampling of the local cuisine for dinner. The local food was generally too spicy hot for me, but my husband loved it. We have a few things he wants to try to recreate here at home. Look for those in a post soon.

Also since we've been back, there hasn't been much time for shopping, so everything we had was made with ingredients on hand. All and all and it worked out well. Some of it was "interesting" like our stacked corn tortilla bake and other things were quite good like our spaghetti. However, it was all heartily consumed.

Our schedule next week will continue to be quite busy, so some planning is in order. Wish me luck with that.

Until next time...