Once I was a child I used to be at all times advised to complete no matter was on my place. Wasted meals by no means appeared to be an issue. Right this moment I learn within the newspaper that folks throw away meals value billions yearly. I feel this displays a change in angle. What occurs is that one thing is cooked. The correct quantity shouldn’t be given any consideration as a result of the leftovers can at all times be saved within the fridge. Moreover, the elements are cheaper, so there isn’t any thought in the direction of saving time. As soon as leftovers attain the fridge, there may be typically not sufficient for a whole meal or individuals simply “really feel” like one thing else. Thus extra leftovers are gathered. Finally the leftovers get too previous and they’re discarded.
One other drawback is that typically elements are purchased and solely partially used or not used in any respect. That is maybe an excellent greater drawback.
DW and I hardly ever throw any meals anymore after we adopted the next technique.
We take turns cooking. Every particular person cooks for one week. Then it’s the different particular person’s flip. We’re each fairly lazy, so which means if there are any leftovers from the opposite particular person, they get eaten early within the following week. I’m not certain why they weren’t getting eaten with our previous and extra irregular schedule (to be sincere, DW did 95% of the cooking again then), however this methodology works.
If leftovers aren’t eaten immediately, they have an inclination to enter “leftover-omelet”. This can be a pretty simple factor to make. Put eggs in a deep pan. Whisk them round with a pair of forks or use a electrically powered utensil in case you should you proprietor of a handmixer after which dump the leftovers in there (lower them in small items first).
I’d additionally prefer to take a bit of the honour for not losing any elements. My cooking fashion is to prepare dinner round particular elements utilizing staples. So come Monday, I look within the fridge to see when we’ve. Then I see how far I can hold it going with these elements with out shopping for extra.
I feel our meals prices have gone down utilizing this methodology as nicely.
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