Friday, January 31, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Jan. 31, 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

This Week's Food Waste

I had a couple of slices of bread mold this week before we got to them. This loaf came out of the freezer with a soggy top which I guess means that it was predestined to mold sooner or later. Fortunately, this was later so that the whole loaf didn't go bad.

This Week's True Food Confessions

It was a good week with all of our meals eaten at home. Let's see, what did we have? Last weekend, Wally introduced us to the whole wheat gnocchi he found at Aldi's and is now quite fond of. The leftover sauce from the gnocchi meal turned into Poor Man's Lasagne in another one. That is when I took a slice of bread (different that the one you see above), a slice of cheese, and then covered those with marinara sauce. Zap for a minute and it's done. And for Ward who wanted a bigger serving, I made a double-decker. Super Easy and pretty tasty. We also had fish, pizza, steak, a spinach quiche and assorted vegetables.

However, the standout of the week was the mac and cheese made in the slow cooker. I was first introduced to this idea by Lois at Living Simply Free. She does it quite often and doesn't measure her ingredients any more. I sort of did the same thing. I read several recipes and then just used what I had on hand. It was very easy and turned out great. We will definitely be doing this again.

I'm not sure why the week was so successful, but leftovers are playing a large roll in everything.
Until next time...

P.S. I forgot to mention that we had cinnamon rolls for breakfast one morning. A friend made the yeast dough for us and I completed the task. Boy, were they a treat. Thanks, friend.