Every other Friday, I host Food Waste Friday, where I share my food waste successes and failures. The public accountability does me good.
You know me…I like to get the bad news out of the way first.
Here it is.
Those are leftover cauliflower breadsticks. They were all right the first night I made them, but leftover, I found them to be quite unappetizing.
And while I saved several yellow squashes this week, this one was ugly on the inside as well as the outside, so I composted it.
On to happier news!
I froze a tray of spinach and various fruits that were about to go bad. Because, smoothies, of course.
I saved several summer squashes by making muffins. I used this zucchini muffin recipe, except I did not add cinnamon chips, and obviously I used yellow squash instead of zucchini.
I wouldn’t say they were out of this world, but we did eat them all in pretty short order, and I didn’t have to compost those squashes, so I feel like it was kind of a win.
I needed a mushroom or two for paninis, and since Mr. FG is the only one here who really likes mushrooms, I bought the loose ones. They cost more per pound, but I can use them up quickly and not waste any, so it’s ultimately a money saver.
Here’s how my fridge is doing:
and my freezer:
The freezer still mostly contains smoothie ingredients, so, happy day!
My fridge has a container of sour cream that froze and thawed and is now runny, so I think I’m gonna try using that in some kind of baking recipe. Aside from that, things are pretty darn under control. Yay!
How’d food waste go for you this week? Share in the comments! And if you blogged a Food Waste Friday post, link us up in the comments.