Friday, April 4, 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, April 3, 2014

Food Waste Thursday

Food Waste Thursday is inspired by The Frugal Girl where pictures of wasted food are posted in a public forum to serve as incentive to waste less and be better stewards of the resources we are blessed with.
Once again I didn't stick the grapes in the fridge and they spoiled much to quickly.  I've had the lime jello in the fridge for weeks and weeks.  I made it when Scott had strep throat in February but jello doesn't really go bad so I kept holding on to it thinking the kids would enjoy eating it as a treat now and then.  Nope they don't like it anymore than I do.  Apparently they don't have the same tastes as I did as kid :) I never got around to making leftover oatmeal muffins and 2-3 weeks old oatmeal is questionable even though it looks and smells fine. My applesauce muffins got moldy quicker than I thought they would. I guess having self control and not snarfing the entire batch within two days has its drawbacks.

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.