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Friday, July 29, 2016
Use it up!
My Crock Pot tomato pork beans recipe calls for soy sauce, so I grabbed a few of the many lurking take out packets in lieu of reaching for the bottle of soy sauce. While bundled together, as duck sauce packets are as well, I find that they are just taking up valuable real estate in the fridge. Time to make to contents more readily accessible, and in my face, so to speak, so I will be inspired to use them up (stir fry, marinades etc). I have toped off the bottle of soy sauce, decanted the rest into a repurposed, small glass jar. The duck sauce was decanted into a pint sized, mason jar. (I am thinking a sticky chicken dish perhaps). It'll be great to use these items up.
Thursdays tend to be fridge clean out days, as Friday us one of our 2 trash collection days. Since we have a non operating garbage disposal and it's Summer, so an easy time for food waste to become stinky really fast, we aim to clean out the fridge in preparation. It also allows me to create a grocery list, as needed. (we're pretty good about keeping an ongoing list on the fridge). While leftovers tend to serve as my, and occassionally DD's lunches (DS brings a cold lunch by choice), and we have leftovers usually for dinner on Wed (visitation night with Dad) and Fri, I saw quite a bit lurking. I grabbed this n that and created an Italian inspired, chicken-broccoli-pasta-bean salad for lunches the next few days, to use the ingredients up. This creation also got the remains of an opened pkg of elbow macaroni out of the pantry.