Friday, January 10, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Jan. 10, 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. (Thanks to Jo from Simply Being Mum for sponsoring FWF this week.)

This Week's Food Waste


We saved an orange this week that was just starting to get a bad place in it. Otherwise things looked pretty good.

This Week's True Food Confessions

I think because we were still reeling from an overabundance of Christmas chocolate, we were motivated to eat reasonably well at home this week. The main features were a roasted chicken and potatoes. To go with the first night of the roasted chicken, we had roasted potatoes and cauliflower. The cauliflower was delicious but the potatoes did not roast so well. We used potatoes I had frozen by the blanching method and the texture was not very good. From the next batch of frozen potatoes, I will try simple boiling and mashing. They should turn out better that way. 

Another night we had baked potatoes from Idaho potatoes that need to be cooked. They were topped with chopped chicken, cheese, and sour cream. Yet another night we had chicken sandwiches and chicken burritos topped with various things including hummus, lettuce, and pepper jack cheese. And guess what, we also had baked potatoes and chicken legs with steamed carrots and apple slices another time. I think that about does it for the chicken and potato combos. I have had many green salads with cottage cheese and believe it or not, among all of the chicken dinners, we had time for one night of fish and and a couple of meals of chili which Miss Landers brought to us. 

A banner week for us, and surprisingly, I didn't feel overwhelmed by putting it all together. I have great skills for planning and cooking, but I don't have the enthusiasm or always have the ability to overcome certain emotional blocks to getting it done. However, one week at a time. Hope next week works as well.