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Is it cool enough to make chicken broth? (checks the weather) Yes! It is!

Goooood Friday morning, dear readers!

I kinda sorta forgot it was my week to host Food Waste Friday.   Because I am very profeshunnul like that.

So, here’s my not-really-prepped-for-FWF fridge.

fg fridge

Although you can’t see it super well, the clutter is mainly the fault of a bunch of bruised apples and peaches I bought at the produce stand.

They need to be sliced and frozen (peaches), made into jam (peaches) and turned into applesauce (obviously I am not using the peaches for applesauce.)

That needs to happen today.

So then I was looking at my freezer and realized that several bags of chicken bones were jamming up the works.   I took ’em out and since it’s actually not 95 ° today, I’m gonna make a batch of Chicken Broth That Is Actually Tasty and freeze it for future use.

chicken broth fixings

Because it might not be 95 ° today, but it’s still not soup weather.

(I’m holding out for some 60 ° days before I bust out the soup pot.)

So now my freezer mostly contains smoothie ingredients.   Well, that’s what’s in the far bin at least. The closer bin has more odds and ends, which I probably should consider dealing with.

fg freezer

I think there might be a few partially used packages of bacon in there, so this sounds like a promising job.

I don’t actually have anything to throw away at the moment, although last week (on my non-hosting week), I did have some waste.   And now I can’t remember what the waste was.   Maybe a piece of pizza?

Anyway! For the moment, at least, all is well here on the food waste front.

How are things in your neck of the woods?   Wins?   Losses?   Share!

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Stephanie L

Sunday 13th of September 2015

I make chicken stock all year her in Atlanta. I freeze it in small serving sizes and, in the summer, use it for making rice, quinoa, sauces, etc. that said, our current mid 70's weather is wonderful.


Friday 11th of September 2015

I had so much chicken broth in my freezer, I gave like 10 containers to my MIL. No food waste there! And, except that, we did not waste much this week, maybe a bit of fruits/veggies...?


Friday 11th of September 2015

Well, it IS 95 today in Portland, OR. But it's (finally) the first day of school, and I'm baking a batch of your cinnamon bread as a celebratory snack for when the kids come home this afternoon.


Friday 11th of September 2015

Mmm apple sauce with a hint of peach sounds so good. We have already started making soup. Theres nothing more homely than soup with home made bread on a chilly day. No food waste here this week yay! Xx


Friday 11th of September 2015

Love the blog! I was just wondering about your ice cube tray in the picture. Does it have a cover so it pretty much doesn't matter if the tray tilts? We have a bottom freezer but can't hook up the automatic ice maker and I'm afraid we would spill the water if we use a traditional tray. I know it's an odd question but I had to ask.


Friday 11th of September 2015

Yeah, that's the fill the tray, smooth the silicone down over top of the tray, and stick it in the freezer. It's supposed to keep the ice cubes from picking up off tastes too.

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