Friday, October 25, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Oct. 25, 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

Two Tomatoes

By the time I got to the rest of the fresh tomatoes that I mention last week, two more had become rotten. However, I was able to salvage the rest and instead of making a sauce out of them, we ate them with cottage cheese for several meals. Delicious. Here's hoping for no waste next week.

This Week's True Food Confessions

I Spy a Good Week.

 Can you find:

Sausage and egg dinner with cheese. We had breakfast burritos with whole wheat tortillas and salsa which made them particularly good.

Spinach ravioli with sauteed kale. Those leafy greens always seem like a lot before you cook them and they wilt down to next to nothing.  Even though it was a big box of organic kale, it wasn't enough even for the carnivores.

Sausage pizza. This was another one of the huge (18") pizzas from Aldi's. I forgot to take a picture until I had started to eat the last piece.

Grilled steak with roasted potatoes and carrots and steamed cauliflower.  We buy the steak frozen from Aldi's. It comes as 4 five ounce steaks and this serves as portion control for the carnivores. The potatoes were from Uncle Billy's garden and the cauliflower was a gift from Miss Landers. We are very lucky that we have others that like to share their bounty.

BBQ pork and spinach. I did this in the slow cooker and it was very good. However, even though I was the one who put in the spices, it was a little too hot for me. The others thought it was just right.

Chinese take out--Ward's favorite. This was another one of my migraine days and it just seemed like a good idea. And it was. Not guilt feeling here.

Meat loaf with rice and green beans--I managed to slip pumpkin into the meatloaf for a little more nutrition.  I cooked the rice in the rice cooker and steamed the green beans above it while the rice was cooking. A great feature on the cooker.

Until next time...