Friday, December 20, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Dec. 20, 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

This week we had to get rid of a hot dog and some basmati rice. Months ago, Wally bought a big pack of hot dogs on sale. They weren't very good, at least that's what I thought, but Ward and Wally have been slowly eating them. A couple of weeks ago, Ward thawed the last two but not never got around to eating this last one. Even for a hot dog with all of it's chemicals, I don't think this is safe to eat any more. Into the trash it went. 

As for the rice, it got lost in the pantry and was starting to turn rancid. Next time I'll try to pay more attention to what's in there and store my brown basmati rice in the fridge like the bag recommends.

 This Week's True Food Confessions

Wow, what an improvement this week. We actually ate mostly at home and took pictures of some of it. Chicken was the main feature showing up as roasted chicken breast, chicken tenders, and chicken pot pie. Sauerkraut with sausage and apples and tortellini also graced the table. Throw in some grapefruit and oranges freshly delivered from Flordia for breakfast and snacks and we ate pretty well. And, oh, we had our standard of pretending to eat M&M's in a healthful way--I made some trail mix.