Friday, August 15, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions-Aug 15, 2014

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. Occasionally, if our eating is going okay, I'll talk about some other food topic.

This Week's Food Waste


At least none that I could find with a quick look in the refrigerator. However, the proof will be in the pudding this weekend when the fridge gets a good cleaning.

This Week's True Food Confessions
I had this chopped salad for at least 3 different meals.
Ward has been away for the last week and a half and during that time, I really didn't worry too much about food. When I was hungry, I ate whatever I could find. However, when I thought about it, I realized that I hadn't done any cooking while he was gone--meaning that I didn't turn on the stove, oven, or any other cooking device. And that shouldn't come as a big surprise to anyone who reads here regularly, so I don't know why I was kind of surprised when I figured it out. It's not like I gravitate towards cooking on any kind of voluntary basis usually.

So what did I eat? I was lucky that I had several fresh vegetables on hand to use in various ways. I had sandwiches with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, and onions and sometimes cheese. I had mustard and cheese sandwiches with onions. Sometimes I had meat with my lettuce, onions, peppers, and tomato sandwiches. To change things up, other times I had a bowl full of diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions with Italian dressing. Other times, I would add cottage cheese to this. I don't know if you're seeing a trend here, but except for my bowl of cereal at breakfast, I had onions at every meal. You see, Ward really doesn't like onions--especially the smell of raw ones. So while we do have onions occasionally, I try not to have them around too much. I took advantage of this time he was away, and ate onions to my heart's content. 

Now that Ward's back, I might turn on the stove again. Maybe.

Until next time....



  1. Cooking for one person is such a challenge, I find. I can only remember cooking 1 thing when I was single -- pasta primavera. I must have eaten this most days of the week. My husband jokes that when he met me, I used to have black licorice and a can of Tab for breakfast. I think humans are meant to be social creatures when it comes to meals, breaking bread together.

    1. If I were cooking for one long term, I would probably modify things a bit. However, I had a good time "cooking" for one this time.

  2. I love this post. I was alone this weekend and ate crackers,cheese, grapes and bell pepper. The only thing I "cooked" was coffee, and it was wonderful.

    1. I'm not a coffee drinker, so I didn't even have to heat water for that. :)


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