Friday, March 21, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions-March 21, 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
 It was touch and go for a while with a bag of lettuce, but I managed to eat it all before it went the way of slime.

This Week's True Food Confessions

I know the weather is getting to be an old theme on this blog, but here it goes again. Last week when I was shopping, a package of zucchini caught my eye and I had to have it. Why? Because it reminded me of summer when there is always a boundless zucchini crop. Sort of the "think it and it will come" idea. Combined with broccoli, it made a delicious casserole that served us for two dinners and two lunches. This has been a favorite recipe in our family for many years.  It contains zucchini chunks, eggs, cottage and shredded cheese topped with bread crumbs. I usually add another vegetable like broccoli or asparagus to give it more flavor. This recipe comes from Jane Brody's Good Food Book. Here's a link.   Zucchini and Cheese Casserole