Hello, hello! How's your day going?
I never got to post yesterday because I was cleaning and organizing my kitchen. After we came back from our vacation, we brought back quite a bit of leftover food. Our fridge was really stuffed with food. And it's awesome, I'm not complaining! But the downside of it is that I didn't exactly know what we had. And it lead to more food waste than I wanted. Like this yummy bread:
Also this leftover salad:
Unfortunately, it's not all. I also threw away a handful of blueberries that got lost in the produce bin, a bad apple and a cucumber (not my fault. It was already bad when I bought it but it wasn't visible until I cut it). And after cleaning both of our freezers I found a couple of packages of very old and freezer-burned sausage links and a bag of nasty mixed veggies. Yikes! That's the most food waste I've had in months.
On a good note, now everything is clean and organized, and I'm ready for the week. This month will be even tighter for us budget-wise (more on this tomorrow), so we are definitely eating what we have. Our little garden will really help with that too. Almost every day I pick something. This was yesterday's haul (I didn't pick over the weekend, so it's technically for 3-4 days):
We still get plenty of zucchinis . We shared quite a bit with our friends and neighbors already. But our tomatoes are a bit slow this year. Oh well, it's still nice to have all this delicious, organic produce straight from our back yard.
And here's what's on our menu this week (subject to change, as usual):
Mon.- stuffed turkey peppers
Tues.- Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli
Wed.- rice, beef and vegetable stir-fry
Thurs.- crepes with jam (kids' request)
Fr.-zucchini mini-quiches, cut up veggies
Sat.- zucchini pasta
Sun.- tuna sandwiches, salad
And what are you eating this week?