Food Waste Friday keeps me responsible & accountable for my family’s food & finances…thanks to The Frugal Girl!
Here was my waste from the week:
- Some noodles & sauce I saved as a baby-sized portion and then forgot about in the fridge
- Steamed broccoli
I also had a good save: I regularly make a turkey chili verde through the cold-weather season. This year I had a pretty good pile of green tomatoes that were in danger of rotting instead of turning red. While a fair amount of the tomatoes did end up getting thrown out, I saved a bunch of them by making a giant batch of chili and using green tomatoes instead of tomatillos!
And a final story that is not about food waste, but still food-related and, in my opinion, quite hilarious so I’ll include it for your reading pleasure. My husband is anti-meatloaf. As in, I have never ever cooked one. I’m not meatloaf’s biggest fan but I’m not completely closed to the idea so when I came across a bacon-topped spicy veggie-packed turkey meatloaf I really wanted to try it but I knew exactly what kind of reception it would get at the dinner table. So I did this.
Instead of making a meatloaf I made mini versions in muffin tins, called them giant meatballs, and got rave reviews. It’s all about marketing!