As I have a short break between trips to band class, I realize how long it has been since I posted to my blog. So sad. It is my job that is taking up all my time.
One pleasant side effect of this job though has been all the left-over food I have been bringing home. This has been particularly helpful since I haven’t found much time to go grocery shopping.
I know, left-over food does not sound that great. Most of what I bring home is uncooked and unprepared, which is why no one else wants to bring it home. It would be such a shame to waste all the food that goes uneaten. Bananas are a staple. Particularly if they are overripe, which is great for making muffins. Apples past their prime have been wonderful for apple sauce and apple pies.
All the raw vegetables get a quick blanche and then I freeze them. We just got one of those sealer machines, too. The money I didn’t spend on food this month paid for the machine.
The vegetable selection has been wonderful, too. Not the same old vegetables, although we get a lot of broccoli and carrots.
This bag of dried fruit wasn’t a big hit but I just blend the fruit into smaller bits to add to oatmeal cookies.
Gleaning is a concept that can be looked down on because of the lesser-quality or the hard work. I love gleaning, especially in the unconventional sense. Where ever there is an abundance, I look for ways to not waste. Of course there are times when the food has to go. No more frozen meatballs.