Apart from a small amount of wilty lettuce and a little dry bread which was fed to the chickens, there were some good food saves.
Having watched the Hairy Dieters' make skinny pies, which Rationing Revisited then replicated, I was inspired to make a leftovers pie. Left over veggie chilli, beefed up (or quorned up!) with extra quorn mince, onion, a turnip, a couple of potatoes and gravy, was topped with a homemade pizza dough crust, and declared a huge success by all who consumed it.
Some about-to-go-out-of-date yogurts were rescued from Mother-in-law. (Yes, I am even looking out for food waste beyond the four walls of my own home now.) When the kids decided they didn't want to mix the fruity bit into the yogurt, it was commandeered for embellishing a pineapple upside down cake (which was already using up some pineapple left over from pizza-making).
Because the food waste has been under control this week, I've had time to check out what is going on with longer shelf-life items in the fridge. I discovered THREE jars of mustard in the fridge! What can I do with all that mustard?!
Our actual pledge for Zero Waste Week was to recycle our tetrapak containers and I'm happy to report that only one has been used so far this week.
Have you had any Zero Waste Week successes?
Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.