Food Waste Friday: Cornbread

Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy.  If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?

Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own.  I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl.  Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?

Wednesday I was musing about how I was going to have another food waste free week.

I should have known better than to start gloating.

I made cornbread with dinner on Saturday, and forgot about the leftovers until Wednesday dinner.  Yep, that’s a few days too long to keep cornbread.  Mold is good if you need penicillin, not if you want to eat leftover cornbread.

I actually took a picture, but I am too lazy don’t have time to upload it now, so it’s a picture-free Food Waste Friday.

Happy Friday everyone!

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Food Waste Friday: Nothing!

Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy.  If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?

Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own.  I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl.  Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?

Yep, for the third time since I joined Food Waste Friday I have no waste to report.  We’ve actually had quite a bit of leftovers lately (in addition to what Chad takes to work for lunch), but Lizzie and I have taken one for the team and eaten them all for lunch.

Since I don’t have any food waste pictures to post, here’s a random picture of Maddie I just ran across.

Happy Friday!

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Food Waste Friday: What is my problem with potatoes?

Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy.  If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?

Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own.  I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl.  Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?

It happened again.  I made too many potatoes on Saturday.  By Wednesday I knew they needed to be eaten or thrown out, so I tried to fry them up along with some eggs to give to the kids for breakfast.  It’s like a breakfast skillet, right?

Nope.  Carlie (who rarely eats eggs) ate most of the potatoes and some of the eggs.  Maddie ate all the eggs and left the potatoes.  Lizzie ate it all.  No surprise there.  But since these were dinner leftovers that my kids wouldn’t eat, I thought it counted as food waste.

Regardless, I’m happy that was all we had, and at least I made an attempt to eat it up.

(Notice I didn’t try to eat it myself. I can’t stand leftover potatoes — well, mashed are okay — so I can’t blame my kids for not eating them.)

Happy Friday!

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Food Waste Friday: Nectarines

Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy.  If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?

Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own.  I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl.  Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?

Ack.  I bought some yummy looking nectarines last week, and of course they were still pretty hard when I bought them.  So I let them sit out for a few days, and hence forgot about them, and when I checked on them on Wednesday two of them looked like this:

Yeeowch.

I salvaged the other two, and they were quite delicious, which makes me even more mad that the other two were wasted.  Note to self: don’t forget about ripening fruit.

Happy Friday!

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Food Waste Friday: Nothing, nada, zip, zilch

Part of saving money, especially when it comes to groceries and food, is to not waste the food that you do buy.  If you work hard to save money and purchase good, wholesome food for your family, then why would you want to throw it in the trash each week?

Now I’m not clever enough to have come up with Food Waste Friday on my own.  I’m participating along with some other great people, including Kristen, a.k.a The Frugal Girl.  Why don’t you join us and see how much money you can save by actually eating all the food you buy?

Yes sirree Bob, nothing to be chucked out of the fridge this week.  Woo hoo!

Although in the interest of honesty and transparency, we did throw out quite a bit of uneaten tilapia from last week, about 1/2 a fillet worth.  It just didn’t get cooked all the way, and none of us like undercooked fish.  I could have saved it and cooked it some more, but I’m not sure I could have stomached it after eating the undercooked part.

Since I have no pictures of wasted food, I’ll share a few I took of Lizzie the other day.  I’ve been working on different techniques and types of shots with my camera and was practicing my mirror shots.

I love how this one looks like she’s sitting back to back with a twin.  And I couldn’t decide between the color or the B&W one, so you get both.

And I love how mirror Lizzie is in focus and real Lizzie is out of focus in this one.

Anyway, just some photo fun for you today.

Happy Friday!

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