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Food Waste Friday | a small sub morsel

I have one small thing that needs to go…the very end of a meatball sub. I’m not sure why someone didn’t just eat this last bite or two, actually! It’s such a small bit.

Small pyrex container.

We must have very precise appetites around here or something.

Other than that, though, I don’t need to throw any food away this week. Yay!

I even helped prevent my mom’s food waste this week. She left some food in the fridge when she went on her trip, so last week I rescued some shredded cheese and put it in my freezer (you can freeze pre-shredded cheese, but blocks don’t work so well).

Yesterday, I used the cheese to make Aussie Chicken and two loaves of cheese bread (I tried a different recipe than my braided cheese bread recipe because I wanted to make actual loaves). Considering that this is all that’s left of the two loaves I made, I’d say it was a success.

A loaf of cheese bread.

I’ve also been busy freecycling my parents’ extra garden produce and I gotta tell ya….club-sized zucchini are surprisingly popular on freecycle. 😉


How did you do this week?

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Sunday 24th of July 2011

Not a regular thing...but I did do it this week!


Saturday 23rd of July 2011

Nothing of importance this week (I don't count the occasional berry or suchlike) - I think. But I feel I've been playing catchup for a few weeks. There's been a negative cycle that I'm trying to break: I eat prepared or junk because I don't have a lot of food ready, so I plan to cook a couple of big things so I have main dish foods ready. But then I get busy or don't feel like cooking, so the preparations get close to being wasted. So I get a little frantic about getting that dish cooked. For example, I'm fretting about the sliced raw pork that I defrosted a week ago. I had planned to cook it on Tuesday or so but then got busy, then realized I didn't have the lime juice needed so had to wait till I went shopping. I'll be grilling it tomorrow and fingers crossed that I'm not too late.

And just when I was getting a handle on the ton of fruit I'd bought (I do love me some summer fruit), I conducted an unintentional experiment to prove that watermelons are, indeed, subject to gravity. Even really big ones.

Alison Wiley

Saturday 23rd of July 2011

Kristen, As you know I'm a fellow blogger on living simply and happily. But you may not know that I'm a pretty poor photographer. So rather than be #17 on your cool list and then have no visual food waste to show people, I'd like to offer a link to a dinner menu I once served that delighted my guests and cost only $1.56 per person. Hope it helps someone to avoid food waste.


Saturday 23rd of July 2011

I just discovered your blog and love the idea of fridge friday. I too have discovered that I am throwing away much to much food at times. I look forward to reading more.


Friday 22nd of July 2011

I did much better this week, no pictures, but I only had to toss some strawberries, a little bit of applesauce, and something else that I'm blanking on at the moment.

I was really hoping for some zucchini from our little garden this year, but it seems to be dying for some unknown reason! I'm going to take sample leaves to the garden center to see what they can tell me.


Saturday 23rd of July 2011

Hurrah! Great to see progress in action. Did you do a bit of fridge cleaning as well?

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