Friday, April 22, 2016

Food Waste Friday (4/22/16)



  • I had to compost 3 strawberries :(

  • And a mandarin that looked fine on the outside but that was all dried up on the inside (no photo)

  • And an onion that had dried up and rotted while being in a bowl on my countertop








    • I used the rest of the mandarins that were getting a little long in the tooth to make Mandarin Ginger Tart.

    • We ate leftovers all week.

    I'd love to hear how YOU did this week! Feel free to post links back to your own Food Waste Friday posts in the comments.


    This post was inspired by Kristen at The Frugal Girlwho started blogging about her food waste back in 2008.

    8 comments:

    1. Mmmm... Mandarin Ginger Tart sounds good!
      The only good waste we had this week was a bowl of cereal that someone left on the table (only ate half of it!) and a few strawberries that were beyond saving. :(

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    2. That sounds good. I have no idea what was wasted or saved except that my son left a bag of chips on the counter which I thought that I would try to save so I poured it back into the bag but they had been out long enough to be stale. BUMMER!! There might have been chips in the bag that weren't stale. I am going to smash them all and use them as breadcrumbs so not a loss but a mistake. Oops!! We will enjoy the breaded chicken when we have it!! I have never heard of anything like a mandarin ginger tart but I know that I would totally eat it :)

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      1. I read that you can stick any kind of chips in the oven to get them un-stale...

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    3. You did very well! Just three things and they are not expensive cuts of meat or a whole casserole, etc.

      The only food waste this week were the bread crusts I cut off my sandwiches (I know I should use them for breadcrumbs, etc., but I have enough breadcrumbs on hand, already; I will freeze the bread ends/heels to make bread pudding), and the peelings from potatoes, carrots, etc. (I am not allowed to eat the peels due to the compromised immune system).

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      1. You had very little waste Bless, that's wonderful! I keep on wanting to make bread pudding and forgetting about it. Like you, I have a lot of bread crumbs, but that's because I turned a bunch of rolls that I had gotten on clearance from Walmart into breadcrumbs because they were taken too much room in my freezer. I wish I had remembered to make bread pudding instead! We usually don't have any bread waste (I love bread too much!) unless I make bread in the bread maker and the heel turns moldy because no one in my family will eat homemade bread past the first day. Since a lot of times those are flavored breads, I haven't turned them into bread crumbs but I should freeze them to make bread pudding at a later time. Thanks for the idea!

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      2. You are welcome! You could make croutons, too, with some of the flavored breads. That'll be "gourmet".

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      3. Another good idea that Alison had also suggested to me in the past. I do have several packages of croutons in my pantry too, though. Sigh. I have too much of everything (save for those things that the kids feel like eating when they want a snack, apparently!).

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