Friday, September 27, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Sept. 27, 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

Hip, Hip Hooray!

After last week's unfortunate steak incident, I am happy to report that we had no food waste this week. However I have been shopping, and the fridge is bulging with fruits and vegetables. It's gonna take a lot of work to have the same report next week. 

This Week's True Food Confessions

Some of the things we had to eat at home this week.
We had a very busy weekend, so except for one thing, it was a blur. The exception was the buffet that Wally took us to. It had over 100 items that ranged from prime rib to frog legs, cantaloupe to bean curd, and green beans to turnips. A good time and good food was had by all. 

During the week we did do some cooking. We fixed pasta with spinach, tomato, and meat sauce one night. Another night in the slow cooker, we cooked pork with sauerkraut, apples, and potatoes. We also had pasta salad with fresh greens, and pizza another time. The great thing was that we didn't have to cook much more than that because leftovers serviced us well the rest of the time. I had my book club over last night and my family is looking forward to munching on the leftovers from it.  I think the brownies will be the first to go.

I didn't try a new recipe this week, but I did treat myself to something new from Aldi's. I tried their chicken salad with cranberries and almonds and it was quite good. I will be buying this again in the future when I want a treat.

Until next time...