Wednesday, July 20, 2011
No Waste Equals Work
I made an apple crisp Sunday. It was good, but it didn't fall in the category of recipes that I would post on the blog or probably use again. I really didn't have the ingredients on hand that would have made it spectacular! I had some apples in the refrigerator that had been there for a while and I made the apple crisp to prevent them from going bad.
It takes a lot of work and vigilance to make sure there is as little waste in the kitchen as possible. Especially this time of year when there are fresh vegetables coming in the house quicker than you can process them. Picking peas before work and then shelling them after work and then freezing them the next morning before work is one way to handle this!
You have to be vigilant about what is in your refrigerator, freezer and pantry, to make sure you are using things before their expiration date or before they turn to mush.
Sometimes its easier to just buy new food than to take the time to make meal plans using what you have.
I'm trying to do better.