Friday, November 7, 2014

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--November 7, 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

My bagel bird feeder--a save this week.

I had to throw away a molded bagel this week, but I saved another one. My husband brought home some leftover bagels from work--which was great. But I think I know why they were leftover. They were not very popular flavors and we didn't like them that much either. So we let them set around until there was only one left that hadn't molded. (Like somehow we were going to suddenly develop a taste change while they sat around.) But I'm very pleased to say that I made that one into a bird feeder. I coated the bagel with crunchy peanut butter and hung it outside for the birds. And when I have time to get to the store, I will coat the peanut butter with some sunflower seeds. Such a simple and fun idea. If you're looking for an activity to do with the kids one day, you might try it.

This Week's True Food Confessions

I'd say that this week was a vast improvement over the recent past. The menu plan never quite came together, but the work-with-what-you-can-find did because there were no trips to the grocery store. That resulted in a big pot of chili, loaded baked potatoes, roasted carrots and hot dogs, breakfast burritos, spinach salad, and a couple of pizzas with added mushrooms. And for added treats, we had apple muffins that the little girls next door baked and some M&M's. Oh, I guess we did go to the store. Ward made a little wooden bowl that he determined was just the right size for a good serving of M&M's. So, of course, we had to go buy some to see if he were right. I think he was, but more testing may need to be done in the future. :)

Until next time...