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Food Waste Friday-September 4th

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

Happily, I have no photo this week, since we managed not to waste any food! And I didn’t even burn any pancakes. 😉

However, I have a big job in front of me now, and that is making sure the fridge is mostly cleaned out by the time we go on vacation in just one short week. Hopefully I can manage that!

How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the Mister Linky Widget below. Participants get a spot on my Food Waste blogroll for the upcoming week, so join us! You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog!

(I know I slacked off on adding all of you that participated last week. I fixed it this morning, and you’ll be on the blogroll for this coming week.)

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Tuesday 8th of September 2009

Do you know how to convert Bisquick to the "raw" ingredients? I have a recipe I love (for pumpkin bread) that uses Bisquick, but I never buy Bisquick for the reasons you stated above. My family is missing that pumpkin bread, though...


Monday 7th of September 2009

William, that's awesome. I love it when things work out so well.

I'm not a big Bisquick fan either, just because I don't see the need. It takes, what, 2 minutes to combine flour, salt, baking powder, and oil/butter? And when you do it yourself, you can use something other than Crisco/shortening, which is what's in those types of mixes.


Saturday 5th of September 2009

Instead of a Food Waste post I have a Food Non-Waste brag.

For reasons not relevant to the conversation, I had an opened box of Bisquick. Not something I usually touch, thankyouverymuch, I do just fine with flour, baking powder, salt and fat. It was already opened so I couldn't donate it. I disliked the thought of just throwing it out. So it sat in my pantry for a while.

I'm having an indeterminate number of friends over tomorrow and Monday is a block party. Hey - good time for baked goods, right? So I spent a hour on the Betty Crocker site, settling on fruit mini muffins and a fruit quickbread.

So what's bragworthy? As luck would have it, the two recipes used *exactly* all the Bisquick. No leftover, no needing to make up the difference. And as a bonus, the recipes used the too-soft bananas in the freezer and the dried fruit I'd made to rescue berries about to go bad.

(OK, so maybe it wasn't pure luck. But good planning can go only so far. That it works out so perfectly is luck.)

Mrs Green

Saturday 5th of September 2009

Ack; I wasted a pound of plums this week - the last ones of the season too; so I need to wait another year to taste them again. I'm so annoyed with myself.

Still, Kristen - a great week for you, well done and good luck with cleaning out your fridge :)

Valerie - The Green Canadian

Friday 4th of September 2009

Hopefully I'll be picture free next week as well...not this week though. :(

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