Time for another edition of Food Waste Friday. I’ve been environmentally conscious about food waste since I was in college, and this is a great way for me to keep tabs on what we waste in our house. Every Friday I blog about the food we wasted. Learn more about ways to decrease food waste in this post and this post.
Sometimes I’m motivated enough to share a recipe. Today is one of those days! I love when I’m able to use up food in a fun recipe. The latest issue of Martha Stewart Living had an easy recipe for blue cheese stuffed dates, and since I had a bunch of blue cheese left over from a Super Bowl recipe, I decided to put my own spin on the recipe.
I served these up for a little Valentine’s themed play date this week. I have to admit that they weren’t devoured as fast as the cookies and cupcakes. I had some leftover that I ate with my lunch the next day. I realize not everyone loves blue cheese as much as I do.[bctt tweet=”Love blue cheese? Make these delicious blue cheese stuffed dates!”]
If you do love blue cheese, you’ll love these! The original recipe called for toasted almond slices. I left those out, but think I might add toasted pecans next time. These would be nice with a little crunch!
- Pitted dates
- blue cheese
- Slice open the dates, stuff with cheese, and drizzle with honey. So. Easy.
This isn’t food waste related, but I want to show you that I’m getting better at chalk board writing! I made this little pretty to go with the Valentine’s Day play date food.
Alright, onto the wasted food. This was everything we tossed this week. I’m noticing a trend that as I spend more on food, I waste more. Ugh. I hate that. I’m going to work really hard to buy less food next week in order to have less waste.
I was pretty sad to toss the cinnamon roll, but no sweets during Lent meant saving it for later wasn’t an option.
I have a few things in the fridge that I need to eat soon. I’m trying to work my way through this buffalo chicken crescent roll ring from the Super Bowl. It was good, but too mushy for me. I prefer the dip with the crunch of the chips.
I’m also trying to figure out how to make my way through all of these cherry tomatoes before the go bad. Suggestions? I put my hand in the picture so you could see just how big this container is.[bctt tweet=”What good recipes can you make with lots of cherry tomatoes? #FoodWasteFriday”]
How did you do this week? Did you waste any food? Any good saves?