Friday, August 30, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--August 30, 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

Cottage Cheese and Chicken Soup

The cottage cheese turned green before we finished it. I knew the container was too big when I bought it, but the price was so good. A rookie mistake made by an old pro. Also, last week I was sick for a couple of days and had 1/2 can of chicken soup--our favorite go to with an upset stomach. However, when I felt better, the soup didn't seem so appealing any more. So there it sat in the back of the fridge until it was time for it to go.

This Week's True Food Confessions 

Do you ever have a hard time remembering what you did yesterday? Sometimes I can't remember what I  did even that morning. So sometimes, I can't remember what we had to eat over the last week--like now. But I'll take a stab at it any way. Last night we had meatloaf and a couple of days before that we had chicken and noodles with chicken left over of a roasted chicken. Another night was a frozen pizza. The treats of the week were fresh salads, watermelon, and peaches. Oh the peaches were heavenly. I love peach season. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream by @browneyedbaker ::
Picture from Browneyed Baker.
I didn't make a new recipe this week, but I tasted a wonderful one at work--Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream. This is not ice cream with chunks of cookie dough, but the ice cream tastes like chocolate chip cookie throughout.  It was rich, creamy, and delicious and didn't require churning with an ice cream maker. I may make it this weekend. My friend that made it said that she got the recipe years ago off a bag of a bag of chocolate chips, but I have reprinted it below from Food. com.

Toll House Quick Ice Cream

By children from A to Z on July 16, 2007
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  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 24 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 1.5 quarts

About This Recipe

"I haven't made this but it sure looks good. I found this in the Nestle cookbook I have. No ice cream maker necessary. Cooking time is chilling time."


    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup mini chocolate chip
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a small heavy gauge saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter.
  2. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring occasionally; boil 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In blender container, combine eggs, vanilla extract and salt; cover and blend at medium speed for 30 seconds.
  5. Gradually pour in brown sugar mixture; blend at high speed for 1 minute Set aside;.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. In a large bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff.
  8. Fold in butter/sugar mixture.
  9. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  10. Pour into foil-lined 9x5x3 in loaf pan.
  11. Cover with foil; freeze until firm (several hours or overnight).

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 (1179 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Calories 3208.8
Calories from Fat 2467
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 274.1g
Saturated Fat 140.3g
Cholesterol 1020.4mg
Sugars 155.0 g
Sodium 1522.1mg
Total Carbohydrate 183.1g
Dietary Fiber 12.0g
Sugars 155.0 g
Protein 36.4g