Food waste

This is my feeble attempt to not waste food.  These apples were sliced and not eaten by the kids and had started to discolor a little.  There wasn’t much browning because I had gotten them in water/lime juice this time so I cut up and mixed them up with some cool whip.  I would have put snickers in it, if we had them!  They really enjoyed this treat.   I need to always make sure I put the kids uneaten apples in water with a squirt of lime from those green plastic lime bottles.  Then they are ready to add to a chicken salad, salad or even just eat with cool whip again.

Do you have any tips to share that help reduce your family’s food waste?

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My Fareway grocery plan for January 14 – 18, 2016

Bananas $0.29/lb (Aldi price match)

Blueberries 60z, $1.29 (Aldi price match)

Braeburn apples, $0.88/lb

Fresh pineapple, $1.99 each

Mini sweet peppers, 1lb bag, $1.99

Dole salad blends and kits, $2

Iceburg lettuce 12oz bag, $0.69 (Aldi price match)

Fareway chicken noodle soup, $0.38 (limit 4)

Dozen, large grade A eggs, $0.99 (limit 4)

80% lean ground beef 10lb tube $1.88/lb (Price Chopper match Thursday through Sunday)

8oz Sirloin fillets 8oz, $2.99 each with coupon on front page of Fareway ad.

Generic pasta 16oz, $0.59 (limit 4, Price Chopper match 1/14 – 1/17)

Froot Loops 12.2 – 15oz box 3 for $5 with coupon on front page of Fareway ad. ($1.67/box)

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Green ice cream kind of day

What do you do on cold winter days?   We eat ice cream apparently.

We are anticipating March and all things green.

My youngest has been sick again.  Today I made him “green ice cream” because his favorite color is green.  This made for a fun treat today that I enjoyed as well.  I have great memories of my mom making this for me when I was a kid.

Wesley gave it 2 thumbs up.  I was happy to see him smile.


Green ice cream

-3 Tbs nestle malt

-2 big scoops of ice cream (or more)

-3/4 cup milk (or more)

-2 Tbs creme de menthe


Blend.  Taste and add more ice cream or milk, mint to your preference depending on how thin or thick you like it and how strong you like your mint flavor.

Oh the deliciousness.


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My Fareway grocery plan for Saturday 1/2/16

-Blackberries 6oz, $0.99 (Aldi’s match)

-Fresh pineapple, $1.69 (Aldi’s match)

-Dole southwest salad kit, $2.50

-Baby carrots 16oz, $0.59 (Aldi’s match)

-Dozen grade A eggs, $0.99 (limit 4)

-Canned kidney beans 15oz, $0.44 (Hy-vee match)

-Creamette pasta noddles 10 – 16oz, $0.88 (Hy-vee match)

-Boneless skinless chicken breast $1.88/lb

-Turkey meatballs 32oz $4.39 (Aldi’s match)

-Taquitos steak or chicken 20 – 22.5oz, $3.89, (Aldi’s match)

-Chobani greek yogurt 5.3oz, 10 for $9

-Jacks frozen pizza (excludes rising crusts), $2





Tentative meals this week keeping it realistic

-Southwest salad, blackberries, chips/salsa

-Meatballs/mashed potatoes

-Chicken spaghetti, bread, pineapple

-Sandwiches (chicken salad), homemade potato salad, apples

-Frozen pizza, fruit

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