Saturday, 24 November 2012

Food Waste Friday - Odds and Sods

A few things escaped my notice this week. Having somehow accrued a mountain of carrots, I was intent on making sure they didn't end up appearing on the blog dressed in mould. I froze some, with half an eye on the Christmas dinner, and made a Crecy Plate Pie from the Cranks recipe book.

A combination of dingy evening light and the speed with which a family of four can polish off a pie, mean that there are no pie photographs, so I'm going to save the recipe and a homage to Cranks, for another time.

The pie filling is virtually all carrot, so there should have been no reason for any ensuing mouldiness, but there's always one that slips through the net. Though I have a strong constitution where mouldy carrots are concerned, even I couldn't bring myself to do anything with this one, barely even recognisable as a carrot:

There was more food waste:

A ready meal salvaged from Mother-in-Law but then forgotten about, half a little pot of yogurt awaiting the next yogurt-making experiment (I've just about given up for the moment, especially as the weather is hardly conducive to eating bowlfuls of cold yogurt), and one piece of chicken adobo from last week. Odds and sods. 

Often I find it easy to build an entire meal around a small amount of leftovers, but not in the case of this lot. Roll on a new week!

Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it. This week you can find Food Waste Friday hosted by 
Simply Being Mum.


  1. I havent made a crecy Plate Pie for AGES thanks for the reminder [altho the Cranks Carrot Potage is a regular on my winter menus]
    I think those few bits of food were correctly sent to the bin- the Chicken looks suspiciously like it is trying to crawl out of the pot and get there by itself!

    blessings xx

    1. I'm going to go and check out the Carrot Potage. I guess we're talking soup. Yes, it's never good to mess with week-old chicken!!

  2. Our fridge is so packed with odds and ends right now, having just finished off the US Thanksgiving weekend. I'm a little afraid of what I might find at the back! I'd better do a thorough clean out this afternoon!

    1. From your blog it sounded like it all went well! Good luck with the leftovers.