Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Resolution Update: Septemeber
Because September was so busy it felt like we didn't do a lot of wasting. Granted, I think we ate out a bit more than we normally would.
Food We Tossed:
3 pears: $1.04
1 peach: $0.26
4 lbs potatoes: $1.20
1 Fridge Clean out: $5.37
6 strawberries: $0.54
1 Steak: $4.99
1 yogurt cup $0.33
It's lower than normal, but I am still not happy. It was a lot of big items:
4lbs potatoes - I need tips on keeping them longer, they're in a cool and dark place but they seem to get soft quicker than "normal"
A lot of leftovers in the fridge clean out - I think I need to implement a weekly left over night
1 steak - this has nothing to do with me. I don't eat beef so I didn't take the steak out to leave it marinating for a week... yep, that's what happened.
Year to Date:
Average Monthly Total:
Estimated Waste for a Year:
On the right track.
Because October is going to be a busy month I've made a monthly meal plan. It's so hard to find time to get a weekly meal plan together so this should make my life easier. One of the perks of fall is it's a lot of soups, stews, and casseroles - all easy meals to pre-make and they take a lot of the same key ingredients.
I looked at my oh-so-busy calendar and decided what nights are best for slow cooker meals and which meals should be easy to make meals for the nights I work. I've even come up with a list of recipes that take similar ingredients to the meals I'm planning so I can pre-make some dinners and freeze them.
I'd love to pre-make a whole bunch of meals and freeze so it's less work later. It'll take a bit of planning so maybe in the new year.
Do you do any pre-making/cooking meals? Any tips, suggestions, recipes you want to share?