Friday, August 9, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Aug. 9, 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

A little cucumber and tomato salad. 
The fridge has been fuller than normal recently with fresh produce and somehow the last bit of this salad got hidden in the back. However, we really do like it, so I made another one today.  I don't think this one is going to get lost because I not only made another one today, we ate it all today.

This Week's True Food Confessions

Our treat for the week--yellow watermelon
My true food confession for this week-- I'm getting tired of cooking regularly. That should come as no surprise if you have read many of these posts before. There are many other things I would rather do than cook, but it is important part of every day life so I guess I'll stick with it. I'm going to have to think of a way to shake things up though because the thought of eating out seems more and more attractive every day. I mean every day I want to eat out. Oh well, let's move on.

We were lucky this weekend to go to a couple of cookouts.We took the food for one of them, but it still felt like a treat. Also, we used fresh tomatoes to make a mushroom and tomato sauce for tortellini one night. Another night was chicken and potstickers and yet another we had pizza (still can't say enough about Aldi's take and bake pizza.) Despite all of my longing to not cook, we actually only had takeout one night with Subway Sandwiches. 

I didn't try a new recipe this week, but I did try a new food--yellow watermelon. The outside of the watermelon looked the same, but the flesh inside was yellow instead of pink. The novelty of the melon got "I-don't-like-watermelon" Wally to try it. And guess what? He liked it as much as everyone else. 

Until next time...