Friday, July 26, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--July 26, 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 

This Week's True Food Confessions 

This week was more organized than last week, so we only ate out once. I think we were more successful  because we had something to focus us--produce from Uncle Billy's garden. We used the new potatoes to make a hearty soup with the roast we had last week and other fresh vegetables to make sandwiches. We were eating blueberries by the handful and every morning for breakfast. Also, we had a spinach pie one night and another night we had a tuna and squash casserole that was very good. This was a good way to use squash and tomatoes that we had and I've included the recipe. You can play with this recipe many ways, but here's how I made it. I think the fresh tomato on the top sets it apart from the standard tuna casserole. It was a hit with everyone here and you may enjoy it at your house.

Tuna Squash Casserole

--2 6 oz. cans of tuna drained
--2 medium size squash--one crook neck, one zucchini
--6 oz. of dry egg noodles cooked according to package directions
--1/2 cup no fat Greek yogurt
--1/2 low fat mayonnaise
--1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
--1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
--1 tomato chopped

--Preheat oven to 350° F 

--Cut squashes in 1/2 inch pieces and cook until tender-firm. (That took me about 5 minutes in the microwave.)

--Mix yogurt, mayonnaise, tuna, thyme, and 3/4 cup cheese together in a large bowl.   Add noodles and put into casserole dish. 

--Bake covered for about 30 minutes or until you just start to see bubbling around the edges.

--Take out of oven and add the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and tomato on top of that.

--Bake another 10-15 minutes.


Until next time...