Friday, March 28, 2014

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mamma.
In her words: "A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember." If you're inspired to do the same, head over to her blog and leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Food Waste Thursday

Last week all I had go to waste was some spinach that hid in the bottom of the produce drawer.

This week's waste was not so great.  I had bought 4 lbs of ground beef on sale with plans to portion and freeze.  I didn't do it right away and then never got back to it.  Ground meat is something that I don't dare go past the use by date and I was 3 days past when I remembered to freeze it.  That one hurt.  I also had a few cucumbers that got frozen and slimy.

*Food Waste Thursday is inspired by Food Waste Friday on The Fugal Girl

Friday, March 21, 2014

{This Moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mamma.
In her words: "A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember." If you're inspired to do the same, head over to her blog and leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Friday, March 14, 2014

{this moment}

{this moment} - A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mamma.
In her words: "A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember." If you're inspired to do the same, head over to her blog and leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Food Waste Thursday

I didn't get around to posting my food waste last week so you get two week's worth today.

Last Week:

Cleaned out some of the condiments in the fridge door.  The apple cider was almost gone but the rim was growing mold or something so I decided to chuck it all.  I tried some instant undon miso soup from Aldi and was disappointed in its flavor, I was never desperate enough for lunch to finish it off. I can't believe I forgot to use up the leftover valentine's steak.  How did that slip though the cracks? My lettuce didn't even last a week.  Disappointing. I should have stored the grapes in the refrigerator. Ike was plowing through them so I thought we would be done with them within a day. I was wrong. Those poor poptarts were crushed to death by energetic toddlers.  Thankfully they were free.

 This Week:

I had two leftover hard boiled eggs.  They were getting close to a month old so I figured it would be safest to toss them. Below the eggs are a few tablespoons of forgotten red pepper that was starting to feel slimy.  Sadly I never made fish cakes from the left over perch and week old fish is a bit sketchy.  On the far right is the remains for cinnamon sugar rice.  I made a double batch assuming that my kiddos would love it as much as I did growing up.  How could they not love it? Rice, cinnamon, sugar, milk, and raisins. These are all things they love.  Apparently they don't love them all together.  I could only handle eating so much cinnamon and sugar rice for breakfast before I gave up.

This smoked swiss cheese is hard as a rock but smells fine and has no mold so I think I might try to rescue it by using it as a grating cheese.