Friday, October 4, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Oct. 4, 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

Bits and Pieces

Nothing major this week, but a little of this and a little of that--a soft spot on a cantaloupe, some black celery leaves, a handful of stale popcorn that went to the squirrels, a couple of tablespoons of hot sauce that came with a burrito. I guess hot sauce can go bad. Otherwise we did pretty well.
(Thanks to Jo at Simply Being Mum for hosting today)

This Week's True Food Confessions

The weekend was another busy one food-wise. Saturday was our Oktoberfest day when we went to a local Oktoberfest festival in the afternoon and an Oktoberfest party in the evening. We enjoyed bratwurst, sauerkraut, and cucumber salad among other things. Sunday, Ward roasted a pig for a work picnic. It was a lot of work but was done to perfection. That was also a great day for eating with everyone bringing their favorite covered dish to share.

The week saw us having a hodgepodge of things. We had steaks on the grill to make up for the loss we had a couple of weeks ago. We also had pizza, pot stickers, sausage, along with fresh grapes and fresh green salad. We're still enjoying the bounty from Uncle Billy's garden.

And speaking of Uncle Billy's garden, it provided the new thing we tried this week--leeks. I don't how it is that we haven't had leeks before, but I really couldn't remember eating them. I cooked them in chicken broth with potatoes, carrots, and squash. The dish was really good. But I knew it would be because it contained many of my favorite vegetables. However, some of us liked the leeks and some of us didn't. Meaning Ward. He doesn't like onions, so it stands to reason that he wouldn't like leeks either which are really just a milder form of onions. Would I eat leeks again? Sure. How do you cook leeks?

Not sure what's on the horizon, but we'll keep treading water and enjoy the successes we do have.

Until next time...