Friday, 24 July 2015

... leftover night

Hello everyone,

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you already know how I feel about wasting food. I believe it to be totally unacceptable. Period.

In order to prevent that sort of thing from happening at our house, we have what is known as "leftover night". It is regularly written on my menu calendar.

We are probably like many other households in that there is often something leftover after a meal. Maybe it is some veggies or some potato or even some meat.

About once a week, and certainly no longer than every 10 days, I have a good look at everything lurking in the refrigerator and I clean it out. And we make a meal out of all of it.

Tonight will be one such night. At the moment there are some roasted potatoes and carrots, a couple pieces of roast chicken, about 6 BBQ ribs, a small bowl of salad, a container of chicken gravy, some crudite and some hummus and a couple other items. It may well sound like a hodge podge of food but it can all be transformed.

The chicken can be cut up in the heated gravy along with the potatoes and veg. We can have a starter of the bowl of salad along with the crudite and the hummus with the cold ribs on the side. That will almost completely clean out my refrigerator and absolutely none of that food will go to waste. None of it will be as "pretty" as the original dish was but it will all still taste great and that is the important thing and still be good for us.

Give it a try for a week or so and see just how much food waste you can prevent in your kitchen. You will be surprised just how easy it is.

Thanks for visiting. See you again soon. Cheers.

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