Following on with the ideas to not have any waste I have been looking at how to eliminate food waste.
As a family we do pretty well anyway not to have food waste, any that would normally go in the bin is given to the dogs at Dave's work.
But things can still be improved.
I had a couple of things in the veg box from last week which were getting past their best and needed using as the new box is delivered each Wednesday, these would have ended up in the compost bin.
There was half a cabbage, a small cauliflower and a small leek.
I had some chicken stock from boiling up the carcass from Sunday's lunch, so all veggies were shredded/diced fried off in a bit of butter, then added to the stock, simmer until nearly cooked, whizz up to a chunky puree, add in a handful of pearl barley(last bit in packet) and a handful of orange lentils, and some leftover mashed potato for thickner.
Serve with hm bread and a sprinkling of grated mature cheddar.
Lovely lunch for me for the next couple of days and a couple of portions for the freezer as well.
I'm a 45 year old SAHM,although I do now work parttime as a dinner lady; partner to Dave for over 20 years who is the love of my life. Mother to 2 wonderful boys Thomas and David.We live in the UK in a small village (pub, village school and church - no shops) approx 15 miles from nearest town.
I enjoy cooking, card making and reading, and trying to do my bit for the environment and organic living.
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