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Eat all the food in your house

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:09 pm

Hi everyone

One of the things we are doing here in the Woo! house is trying to eat all the food in the freezer. We started two weeks ago and it is going great - I can put things in the freezer now :)

This week we had cake with icing - the icing came from the freezer and had been there for nine months - quick whip and it was good as new - yummmm.

I'm challenging myself not to just chuck all the old stuff, but to use it unless there is something wrong with it. When I have more time I'll post our list and some of you might have some ideas.

For now, does anyone know what will happen when I defrost some inari wrappers?

Anyone want to join me - we are saving a load of money 8)
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:47 pm

I'm really making an effort not to throw out fruit/veg. Forcing myself to creative and try new recipes! Have found some good ones as I go! Some weeks are better than others....
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:08 pm

Have you made anything new lately Esther?
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm

Zucchini about to die: I found a lovely zucchini bread/muffin recipe online. Even DS, who avoids zucchini as if I might have asked the Borgias to cook, will eat these. They're sweet, with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Bananas that really needed cooking: I also got a banana bread recipe from the place I order my bread flour. Really lovely. Definitely not cake, and could imagine toasting it!

Too many cucumbers: I also found the easiest ever cucumber pickling recipe. Devastated that no-one else in my family likes them ;-)

What about your latest culinary exploits MW? Anyone else?
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:24 pm

Tonight we had dinner entirely from the garden - roasted kipfler potatoes, lettuce and tomato salad. Beatrix Potter lied - lettuce doesn't make you sleepy!

We had a sad potato crop so the whole lot made one dinner :( Unless the chooks uncover some more tomorrow - fingers crossed.
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:11 pm

Our oven broke!

So instead of pizza we had rice, refried beans from the freezer for me and Oobiwoo, and chicken casserole for Daddy Woo and Mrs Moops. Having seen my big girl inhale the casserole I think maybe I should cook meat more often!

Also, because we love mocking hipsters, I didn't tell the fam it was chicken casserole, but rather 'Chicken gravy rice bowl' :smt005
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Hahaha.

I'm salvaging some pineapple into pineapple upside down cake. We are proof that a healthy lifestyle is all about having fruit and veg going off in the kitchen :blush:
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Ducks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:33 pm

I didn't buy any meat for stirfry this week as i have enough in the freezer for 3 meals every week i seem to buy some meat, use half, freeze the other half and then o it again the next week...remembering to thaw it is the hard bit.

Our oven broke once. It's awful! Good luck.
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Esther wrote:Hahaha.

I'm salvaging some pineapple into pineapple upside down cake. We are proof that a healthy lifestyle is all about having fruit and veg going off in the kitchen :blush:
I had a colleague who would keep a fruit bowl on her desk. She rarely ate it and called it 'aspirational fruit' :lol:
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:43 pm

Mummy woo! wrote:
Esther wrote:Hahaha.

I'm salvaging some pineapple into pineapple upside down cake. We are proof that a healthy lifestyle is all about having fruit and veg going off in the kitchen :blush:
I had a colleague who would keep a fruit bowl on her desk. She rarely ate it and called it 'aspirational fruit' :lol:
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:45 pm

In all seriousness I need to work through our cupboards. I always have great ideas with packets and packets of beans when I buy them. I live in a house of carnivores. Also humid summers don't really make me think "hmmm soup". But I'm open to suggestions on summery ideas with beans!

And may I say how much I'm enjoying this thread? Apart from your oven issue MW! When does it get fixed/replaced/sent to over heaven?
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by mooki » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:41 am

We tried to eat as much as Possible before going away, a few weeks ago I also went through our pantry and chucked everything that had expired...quite a lot!
So when we get home I think we will be more conscious of only getting what we need.

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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Jenbt85 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:52 am

Esther wrote:In all seriousness I need to work through our cupboards. I always have great ideas with packets and packets of beans when I buy them. I live in a house of carnivores. Also humid summers don't really make me think "hmmm soup". But I'm open to suggestions on summery ideas with beans!

And may I say how much I'm enjoying this thread? Apart from your oven issue MW! When does it get fixed/replaced/sent to over heaven?

Bean dip perhaps? Or beans with Mexican mix in wraps for lunch?
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Jenbt85 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:54 am

Esther, I recently discovered a lovely paleo tzatziki recipe. I don't follow paleo usually - it's yum. Happy to pm you if you would like it? :)
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Re: Eat all the food in your house

Post by Esther » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:10 pm

Jenbt85 wrote:Esther, I recently discovered a lovely paleo tzatziki recipe. I don't follow paleo usually - it's yum. Happy to pm you if you would like it? :)
Ooh yum! Yes please Jen!! And thanks for bean dip idea too :-)
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