I made some good progress on using up leftovers yesterday…I ate the last little bit of stir-fried vegetables, and the last bit of tortellini salad, and I used up some leftover grilled chicken in last night’s dinner. And instead of throwing out some brown rice that I wasn’t going to get around to eating this week, I put it in the freezer(hopefully I will actually get around to eating it before it gets freezer burnt). I also grilled a lone soon-to-be-inedible red pepper with our dinner last night because I figured I’d be more likely to eat a grilled one.
After all that, I had just some shrimp pasta salad left(I’ll eat that at lunch today…and probably tomorrow) and a bowl of some leftover canned crushed pineapple. I wasn’t sure what to do with it…we’d put some of it into a yogurt smoothie and I wasn’t terribly impressed with the results. Then I remembered that I have a bar recipe that uses canned pineapple…8 ounces to be exact, and that’s precisely how much I had. Yay! And then I also remembered that this recipe needed a cup of cranberries. Now, it’s been quite a while since Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I didn’t think I’d have any. But, lo and behold, in the depths of my chest freezer, there was a small bag of frozen cranberries, and this bag contained exactly one cup. Clearly, these pineapple cranberry bars were meant to be.
I’m heading off to clean my fridge, and I’ll get my food waste photo up either this afternoon or tomorrow. I’m pretty optimistic that it will be a week on part with last week, considering how empty my fridge is looking right now.