Food Waste Friday, November 11, 2011

Ooh, it’s 11/11/11, Y’all!
I really have nothing else to say about that, other than it looks cool on paper. Or a screen. 🙂

I missed posting last week about my waste, but the only thing we wasted was some milk that went sour.
 (No picture either, I took one but for some reason can’t find it!)

Usually we do a really good  job of drinking all the milk before it goes bad, and I know that there are a lot of things you can make with soured milk, but it smelled disgusting and we were pretty much out of every kind of grocery you can imagine and I didn’t really feel like improvising on a recipe so much that it would have probably flopped anyway, so I just chucked the milk down the sink and threw the carton in the recycle bin.

Have you seen the cool lunch pouches you can make with a recycled milk carton??

 I saw this on Pinterest, and some day will get around to making one. It looks so neat!

This week’s waste was a little worse than last week’s. We wasted quite a bit of half eaten meals; oats, pasta, the end of a sandwich. I always put the leftovers in the fridge for later, but these bits that we wasted had sat out too long to be safe to eat. Most likely either the cat had nibbled at them, or they were harboring who knows what kind of bacteria.

Oh, and this poor hummus started growing  nice fuzzy spots on it…

They’re there, trust me.
I double checked to make sure it was really mold, and not just a bit of feta that got left in there on accident.
I was sad about wasting this, since I love hummus. Next time I should make more Greek pitas for lunch, I guess.

In other news…
~We’re having a yard sale on Saturday! I’m excited to get rid of the stuff that’s been cluttering up our laundry room and attic. Today we labeled everything with prices and got it all ready to carry out in the dark, chilly morning for those early bird, die-hard garage sale-ers.  We’re using the money we make to fund a trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Oklahoma.

Here is the “before we lay it out and make it look all pretty so people will want to buy it” picture. 🙂

~Eliana is now 2! We had a quiet celebration for her at home, and bought her some cute boots and a my little pony toy for her birthday. I also made this butterfly mobile for her, because she is obsessed with butterflies.

I got the idea from here, and template to draw the butterflies from here. I am definitely not an artist, so I needed a template! I free-handed the little butterflies because I wanted different sizes for some variation. Ellie really likes it, although she just wants to touch it and play with it instead of looking at it.
I don’t blame her!

I made the butterflies from some scrapbooking paper I had laying around, and strung them on thread, then hot glued some sticks from the backyard together to tie the string on, then used a ribbon I had to hang the mobile from the ceiling.
Total cost: $0!
My kind of project. 🙂

~Ethan got a hair cut. It was long over due.
I cut it first with scissors, but then had to bring the big guns in and finish off the job with buzzers, since sewing scissors + a wiggly 4 year old = a really choppy hairdo. He looks so cute with his little buzzed head! He told me he doesn’t like it, and wants his old, longer hair back. (Sorry, buddy. You’ll just have to wait for it to grow!)

That’s it for now, I hope you all are having a lovely Friday!
This weekend sometime I’m going to post a recipe for some French Bread that we can’t stop gobbling up as soon as I make it. It’s so yummy! So, if you need a new bread recipe, check back in a few days. 🙂

Here’s a preview of what it looks like, to get you hungry for more. 😉

This post is linked to The Frugal Girl, who is the brains behind all of this food waste documentation. 🙂

One thought on “Food Waste Friday, November 11, 2011

  1. Hi!The re purposing of the milk carton is such a great idea! Who knew?? I hate to waste hummus too. It is one of my favorite foods. Have a great weekend!

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