Monday, June 30, 2014

Food waste and a menu, week 6/30-7/6.

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Hello, hello, my lovelies,

How was your Monday? I hope you all had a good and quiet day.

I have to say, it was not a bad week here altogether. And mostly because we finally went on our vacation!!!! And I loved every minute of it :) Be sure to come back for the picture overload :)

So it kind of helped with our food waste. You might remember (but more than likely not :) that I was planning to clean the fridge last week. Well, I did before we left, and it wasn't too bad. I did a full deep-clean and there were only two things that went to the garbage can: a bottle of ranch that expired in November of 2013 (insert a big "yuck" here!!!) and this poor zucchini:

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Yep, another yuck... And after some thought I decided to add the bag of biscuits to the pile too. It's just not worth it to try to make something out of them that might end up tasting just as disgusting. And they are just way too salty for birds or squirrels. Thank you all for putting some sense in me :)

And since our fridge was pretty bare, I had to go shopping today. I got a few good deals, so, hopefully, everything I bought will last us for the next two weeks or so.

And so far on our menu:

Mon. - fried potatoes with chicken, salad
Tues. - ham bake, Russian slaw
Wed. - meatballs, mashed potatoes, spinach salad
Thurs. - leftovers
Fr. - grilling (chicken, veggies, potatoes)!!!
Sat.- shaurmas
Sun.- whatever is left in a fridge :)

And what are you eating this week? Any special menu for the 4th of July?


  1. We don't have a special menu planned for the 4th of July because we are leaving on a trip early the next morning. However, I will be interested to hear what others have planned.

  2. Oooh, the Russian slaw looks great. Especially love that it calls for a pepper, since we have about 20 of them waiting on the vine to be picked!

    We don't have any huge plans for the 4th. We'll definitely grill hot dogs and burgers or something, & possibly make homemade ice cream. :-)

    1. Oh, I'm so jealous of your peppers... I only have a couple just starting in my garden...

  3. Take care of yourself over the holiday, I drank black tea when I was really sick and pregnant. It was the only thing I could keep down, I know against our standards but it was that or IV's at the hospital. Hope you feel better.

    1. Yikes! I'm sorry you felt so sick while pregnant! I'm lucky that these babies actually like water. I think, I drink a gallon a day :)

  4. It's just too hot and too far from the 4th to think about a final menu. This year we ( and when I say we I mean one of my adult sons) are smoking a brisket and some ribs. I think some cold salads are all we are adding. ( When I say we here, I mean I don't want to heat up the kitchen so I think only cold side dishes will be happening.)

    1. Yum! Your menu sounds delicious! But I know what you mean. I try to stay away from the kitchen right now... We will have triple digits here today... Yuck!

  5. Good job on getting the fridge cleaned out - I need to do that and clean our deep freeze too! Haha... What a sad little cucumber. ;-) Hope you have a great Wednesday!



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