Friday, November 14, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--November 14, 2014

It's time for Food Waste Friday, when the Frugalgirl and Jo at Simply being Mum 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

I'm very happy that I got to this week's food waste before it exploded all over the refrigerator. I had a sealed bag of pineapple that I was going to eat with cottage cheese (one of my favorite combos). However, apparently I didn't do that soon enough because when I took it out yesterday the bag had expanded to a tight pillow shape. I think some good fermenting was going on in there. So away it went.

This Week's True Food Confessions

This week included the rescues of a butternut squash and French toast from some old bread. We also had a blast from the past with hamburger rollups. Haven't had those in years.

Despite great urges this week to default to the old system (eating out or take out), we ate at home all days except one. And that was a special day when we visited Wally and took him out to his favorite hamburger place.

So Hooray!


  1. Ah, yes, we have experienced expanding baggies here, too. I'd say you did well with food waste. We had some grapes get away from us ... so I used the rest of the grapes and raspberries in fruit salad last night before we lost those, too.

    1. It seems hard to use a whole bunch of grapes before they go bad these days. It may be because they package them to buy in such large amounts. Fruit salad is always good as I'm sure yours was.

    2. I tried something new and I won't do it again. I had read to add a couple tablespoons of instant vanilla pudding mix to a fruit salad to sweeten and thicken it (can add lemon juice as well). I didn't care for it but it did result in having the fruit disappear.

    3. Interesting. I never thought about thickening fruit salad, but vanilla pudding seems like that would be a good idea. Did the rest of your family like it?

    4. My kids were ok with it--it just seemed ... weird ... to me.


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