Monday, May 28, 2012

Food waste Monday and a menu, week 5/7-5/13

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   I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day (for those who celebrate). We tried to take advantage of Hubby's day off and spent most of our day digging in the yard. We'll plan two rose bushes tomorrow. I'm super tired right now but I wanted to post a quick update on our food waste last week.
  We did throw away some stuff:

  These taco shells expired a few weeks ago and they tasted rancid. And this frosting was hiding in my pantry (that I cleaned a month or so ago...Really??) and it expired a long time ago...A long time...
   Also some of the salsa that we opened last week started growing something green in it. It says all natural, no preservatives on the can, and apparently it's true. I didn't really like this particular brand but Hubby was upset. He really enjoyed it.
   As for what we are eating this week, I made an approximate menu. Our fridge is pretty bare right now, and I'm not going shopping until the end of the week but the pantry and freezer are still fairly stocked:

Tues.- spaghetti, steamed broccoli
Wed.- plov, salad
Thurs.- leftovers
Fr.- grilled salmon with all the fixings
Sat.-cheddar broccoli soup
Sun.- TBD (depends on a weekend shopping trip)

OK, I'm really tired and I better go get to bed. Good night, everyone!

PS-I will link this post to the amazing Kirsten's blog The Frugal Girl and her Food waste Fridays.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your day off. Plus it looks as if you have the week's menus all sewn up....

  2. we too got so much work done yesterday..wasn't rally a day off for my husband!!! and I made pasta with a red sauce and all the left yummy!! i don't think we had any waste last wk...

    1. That's great that you didn't have any waste! Pasta with red sauce is life-saving for me :)

  3. Wow, I didn't know those taco shells went bad. You learn something new every day!

    1. They do! They get this nasty taste because of the oil they are cooked in (I think...)

  4. I've never had taco shells go rancid. I guess I better watch them in the future and make sure I use them up in time.

    1. Yes, they do :( I was surprised too. They were couple of month past due date but I thought that nothing could happen to them until I tried and almost gagged.


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