Food Waste Friday – 3.11.11

Food Waste Friday keeps me responsible & accountable for my family’s food & finances…thanks to The Frugal Girl!

Not too bad this week.  Just some fruit that sat uncovered in the fridge too long, and a 2-week old orange that my son had fun peeling, and then lost interest eating about halfway through.

Inedible Fruit. Bummer.

I am quite proud of this week’s food waste success story.  We had a brunch for my son’s birthday last weekend, and due to an unfortunately long hair-drying session while simultaneously par-boiling the potatoes, the home fries ended up a bit mushy.  Multi-tasking at its finest.

breakfast potatoes + half & half

For Sunday dinner I managed to turn our over-cooked potatoes into pretty fantastic mashed potatoes, also using up half-and-half that had been sitting out most of the morning (and thus significantly reduced its shelf life).  Admittedly, I am not typically the best mashed potato-maker, so this was a double success!

skin-on mashed potatoes

I know full well that pride comes before a fall.  Since I am unashamedly delighted by this week’s food waste, we’ll see how next week goes!  😉


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