Friday, March 17, 2017

Food Waste Friday: 3/17/17



  • I had to throw away some chicken meat that I had cooked early last week and that we never finished :(

  • I also composted the 2nd pumpkin that I had bought last Fall. It went bad overnight and, although I might have been able to save 1/3 to a 1/2 of it, I really didn't feel like it. I know, laziness is terrible.  So this year, I'm going to only buy ONE pumpkin OR wait until the canned pumpkin goes on sale.








    • I bought 4 rotisserie chickens on 50% clearance at Walmart on Monday and we've been eating them all week. Whatever we don't finish, I will pick the meat and freeze it for future chicken quesadillas, soups, etc.

    • I used up the sour milk by making pancakes.

    • We ate leftovers.
    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.

    9 comments:

    1. Sorry about the chicken meat and the pumpkin! But the rotisserie chicken was a good deal! I usually clean out the fridge on Mondays, but I don't think I'll have much to toss this week. I need to check on the status of the yogurt I still have in the fridge and there might be some old milk - maybe I can use up both this weekend in some baking or something.

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      1. The rotisserie chicken was indeed an awesome deal and I'm glad I got 4 of those! We ate from those all week and I still was able to freeze 2 large containers of meat from them!

        You remind me that I need to check on the plain yogurt container that I'd had in the fridge as well. I should make a yogurt cake with it. I'm glad you didn't throw away too much stuff, Bless!

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    2. She's back! We were just gone Monday-Wednesday. Grand Floridian was AWESOME and we'd love to stay there again. We had dinner the first night at the cafe- it was OK but breakfast was good on Wednesday. We went to MK the first day and Hollywood Tuesday- Disney Springs Wednesday. Now I still haven't done a big shopping but might later today. I did pick up a corned beef and cooked it Thursday for Reubens yesterday. I had 2 Reubens and am reubened out already haha. I might make 2 or 3 and freeze; I've done that before. Yes, it was cold Wednesday but has slowly warmed up. What did you do in St Aug? Now I'm on a spending freeze until next trip. Daughter made reservations at Illumination hotel in May. That's not the exact name but I'm too lazy to find the reservation email. Oh we definitely did not have the right Disney clothes- I had 2 short sleeved shirts I never wore and ended up wearing the same long sleeved one twice haha. I did go on the Tower of Terror and a few other tame rides. I don;t do roller coasters any more. They had fast passes for Everest Wednesday but decided to shop/walk around instead. What did you do at Disney? It looks like a fun place to work! GS would love to be an 'imagineer' but what kid doesn't? I butchered that word.

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      1. Yay! I'm glad you had a good time, I was wondering if you and your family were freezing your buns off by the pool! We skipped St Augustine last week because it was supposed to be raining all day when we had planned to go, so Youngest Son and I will be heading there tomorrow instead. We'll walk the downtown, mostly. We've been to the Castillo and other tourist attractions several times already so we mostly want to explore the little shops (including a steampunk store that we heard about via another blog), have lunch, and then drive home and probably stop by a state park on the way.

        I don't know what the Illumination hotel is? I'm laughing that you're calling Tower of Terror "tame" because you couldn't get me back on it nowadays. I think the last time I went on it was over 15 years ago. I don't do roller coasters anymore either, for the most part, because I get motion sickness really easily these days. I got motion sickness by looking at my phone for 3 seconds to dial a phone number while I was walking on the trail yesterday!

        I worked at Disney for 15 years and worked in a number of positions. I started in Guest Relations at the (then) Disney-MGM Studios. I was part of the opening crew of the park, as a matter of fact. (Before that, I was trained at EPCOT). I conducted VIP tours a lot, especially when EuroDisney was under construction because I toured a lot of French personalities and journalists around. I worked for a year at the Cultural Office at EPCOT, where we were in charge of all the international students working in the World Showcase pavilions. Part of my job was to take them shopping at Publix when they first got here, take them on field trips (canoeing, to other theme parks) on their days off, etc. It was a fun job. I got pregnant with my oldest while doing that job, so then I transitioned into a clerical position within Guest Relations since back then pregnant ladies couldn't be "on stage". From there, I applied for a secretarial position in Marketing because I wanted a more stable schedule for my family since I had a newborn. I worked for Program Development. We put together, from a Marketing standpoint, events such as The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival, The Flower & Garden Festival, and other programs. Then I went to work for Disney University Professional Development Programs where the people I supported trained employees from outside companies how to handle Customer Relations Disney-style. My next job was to support a lady who worked for both Disney Vacation Club HR and also worked in HR at Walt Disney World. She transitioned to role with Organizational Development at Walt Disney World and I followed her there. (part 2 coming up, stupid Blogger wants to limit my reply to 4,096 characters!)

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      2. (part 2)
        After a few years, I applied for an Executive Secretary position with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Florida, to support the then-producer of Lilo & Stitch, as it was about to go in production in our Florida studio (that was located backstage at the Disney-MGM Studios, I came full circle!). I got the job which was my dream job, but the day after I got there, the producer decided not to take the job! They didn't know what to do with me as the new producer had his own secretary already, so they ended up having me support Digital Production and from there I also ended up supporting the HR department. Eventually, I only supported HR and also was the back-up support for the VP of our studio. I worked there 5 wonderful years and then one day the powers that be decided to close the Florida Animation Studio altogether (they had already closed the French studio along with other studios around the world) and we (i.e. the HR department) had to lay off everyone. It was horrible, especially since all the spouses and even the employees to some extend blamed HR as if it had been our decision. But we were losing our jobs as well, and had to interview for WDW positions if we wanted to transfer back. At that point, I was married to Greg, we were undergoing an extremely stressful situation with his child custody situation, we had a toddlers and shared custody of my older 3 kids, and I was stressed beyond belief. I used my spreadsheets to prove to him that we could afford me being a stay-at-home mom, and he agreed. So I've been a SAHM since then, 13 years, almost.

        No wait, I'm lying, I went back to work for about 9 months and worked at my youngest's elementary school as a Family/School Liaison before deciding that it definitely wasn't the right environment for me. Now you know way more about my professional life than you ever wanted to know!


        You didn't butch "Imagineer", that's what they're called :) I always thought it would be a cool job too. I thought about applying for a clerical position there before finding the Animation position because their corporate culture seemed fun and much more relaxed than WDW, but I'm glad I ended up at Feature Animation, I'd always dreamed to work there. I keep many great memories of my 5-year stint with those artists. My only regret was that back then my now-artistic kids were too little to really benefit from my working there, you know? But they do remember all the family-oriented events we had in our building before 9/11 changed everything because then Security became much stricter. Anyhoo, I hope your grandson one day fulfills his dream!

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    3. We did pretty well this week with food waste. I don't remember any but we had to work pretty hard to use up leftovers. This weekend, we're going to have to use up some produce or my waste list for next week could be pretty long.

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      1. Sigh, I'm having that problem too. I have lettuce that we never used that I think I might have to compost. I hope you were able to use up your veggies!

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    4. My Aldi still has lots of canned pumpkin available, so maybe yours does too, if you wanted to purchase any, still. I like the convenience of the canned over the fresh, to be honest. Enough that I'm will to spend my $.79/can anyway! :)

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      1. Thanks Laura. You know, I think we're set with pumpkin. October is only what, 6.5 months away and we've had many pumpkin-flavored items since last Fall so I know I'm ready for a break :) Maybe I'll switch to chocolate chip zucchini bread for a while?

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