Monday, November 28, 2016
A divide and conquer approach to avoid food waste
I knew that I had a BBQ "pulled turkey" sandwich planned for early this week, a recipe that really masks the typical turkey flavor at this stage, post Thanksgiving, but when I looked at my meal planning calendar, I quickly realized that I never completed December meal planning! I normally do this on/about the 15th of the prior month, so Nov 15th would have been the time to do so. The past few weeks have been the major rush through my coursework, so this doesn't surprise me. I knew that I had planned several months out, so I must have assumed that Dec was already covered. No harm done. So, this afternoon, I planned out our meals for Dec, taking into consideration my "frozen assets" that I need to use up soon, as well as DD's newly diagnosed food issues. I'll post the actual menus on a separate post, it'll be easier to read through.
Back to my 3 bags of turkey above: one is just bigger pieces of turkey that I'll make the aforementioned pulled turkey sandwiches out of, the second is diced for an upcoming chilli and is now frozen, the last is for an upcoming Shepard's pie and is now frozen, as is the stock in baggies and small plastic containers.