Welcome to another Wasteful Wednesday. If you missed it, here’s an explanation of what that means.
I’m getting closer to my goal of calling this “Not So Wasteful Wednesday!” Last night I dug around a bit looking for some food waste. The fridge is fairly clean (some might say lacking in food, I say clean). Good news for us, there wasn’t much waste! Boring news for the blog, though.
Wins this week:
- I made a huge pot of mashed potatoes to feed my big family last weekend. So I (of course) wound up bringing home leftovers. You know, I used to toss mashed potatoes because they don’t really reheat well. Then I learned that if you just mix them with some sour cream and top them with cheese (and bacon if you have it) you can make an awesome twice baked potato type of side dish for another meal. So that’s what we did.
- We used our leftover BBQ ribs in a tortilla for lunches (or over tortilla chips).
- I’ve started slicing up 1 apple and 1 pear for the kids to share at bedtime. They are enjoying dipping the slices into their own bowls and we aren’t wasting half an apple from them trying to eat one whole.
Question for the readers:
- One thing that we have trouble with is the bottom of the tortilla chip bag. Tortilla chips are the last chips that I buy with any regularity because we eat them with salsa for snacks (that’s a veggie, right??) and use them for things like taco night. However, inevitably there is 1/8th of the bag left that is teeny crumbs and no one wants to snack on them. I’ve wondered if there is a good way to use these before they go stale (or even once they are stale?). Perhaps a tortilla soup or something? What would you suggest?
Be sure to let us know how you did this week! Let’s root each other on in saving some major grocery bucks.