Friday, August 23, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Aug. 23, 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 saved a few tomatoes by roasting them. This was the first time we had roasted tomatoes and they were delicious. We ate them as snacks.

This Week's True Food Confessions

A sampling of our menu this week.
Well, I think it's time for a review of this experiment. We all like eating out. And sometimes, the food is nutritious and sometimes it's not. And most of the time it tastes good but occasionally it doesn't.  And sometimes I like spending time in the kitchen, but mostly I don't. And sometimes Theo likes to cook, but usually he doesn't. And Ward and Wally never like to cook, but are okay with cleaning up. And we're lucky to have enough money to eat out within reason. So when I consider all of that, I think it's a miracle that we stay home for meals at all. :) But we will keep trudging on with the goal of eating more at home for both economical and nutritional reasons.

So how did we do this week? The carnivores were happy because Wally took us to a pit beef place that literally was a hole in the wall, but had very good meat. Another night, Theo took us to the local biker bar/family restaurant that had good food, but an even more interesting crowd. Ward got to have his turn when he brought home food from his favorite Chinese restaurant.

Did we eat at home? Well a few times with chicken soup, spinach pie, pizza, roasted tomatoes, and an omelet. And even though it wasn't an official meal, we also really enjoyed fresh bread with strawberry freezer jam. Not a stellar week, but still better than before we started these weekly reports. Once again, public accountability has its benefits.

Until next time...