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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Avoiding food waste in the kitchen
Saturday is usually clean out leftovers day, and today is no exception. I pulled out what needs to be used up, grabbed a few cans of prepared baked beans and set to work, first Pam spraying my baking dish.
I placed the leftover, homemade "Campbell's style" pork beans in the dish.
I added 2 15 oz ish cans of baked beans and mixed these well.
I chopped up a red onion that had started to sprout, normally I'd use yellow but this has to go!
I sliced about a 10 inch piece of leftover Kielbasa, saving an equally sized sausage for crackers and cheese this week.
Finally, I added the remaining good parts of 2 apples that had gone icky in the fruit basket. Peeled and chopped, this, too was added to the bean dish, now baking off in the table top, convection oven.
Here's the boy's lunch, I skipped the buttered bread, don't need/want the calories!
Lunch out of this n that, leftovers used, turning food items used up as well. No drive thru windows for us, thank you. The cost of the 2 cans of beans was $2 total, as I got them at Dollar Tree of all places. The rest may tally up to a $ or 2, so a casserole dish's worth of a meal for under $4? Pretty good in my book (and wallet).