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Monday, November 14, 2016
Keeping an eye on food waste
While I attended a 3 hour workshop this morning, I left my crock pot cooking the pork bones and the strained onion and garlic from last night. Once home, I strained it once again, this time yielding yet another 4 + cups of rich pork stock. This will be defatted (reserving the fat in the pork fat jar) and the stock frozen for a future soup, stew or casserole, if not gravy.
I never stop being surprised at the amount of meat that I am able to collect off of what I thought were picked clean bones. At least a cup's worth of cooked pork meat.
I tackled quite a bit of housework today: laundry, vacuuming the floors and rugs, cleaning bathrooms as well as cleaning the refrigerator, checking on foodstuffs on hand that need to go soon. even emptied the various waste baskets, and placed the large trash bin outside for tomorrow morning's pick up. IPictured is the leftovers shelf, much of which will be tonight's supper: roast pork with gravy over mashed potatoes, gravy, choice of Brussels sprouts, Butternut squash. I have another 3 hour class tonight, but since it's located here in my own city, a few minutes away, I can have an early supper, the kids make up plates for themselves. DD worked the morning shift so she's here to help with DS.