I was more than a bit worried about what this posting would look like after having small one’s party last week. You see I have this huge fear that someone will come to my house and not have enough to eat. This leads me to chronic over cooking whenever there is a party. Which often leads to huge wastage.
Not this time though. My food waste for the week? 2 cups of Eggnog that husband did not finish (so really it’s his fault :-))
I avoided massive party waste by: writing out my menu ahead of time AND not adding to it at the last minute. The rest of my cunning plan? I pawned off things at the end of the evening on my guests that wouldn’t keep well. For instance, we had extra homemade buns. I kept some but sent the rest to be enjoyed by a friend the next day. I find they just don’t freeze well enough to use some of my precious freezer space.
Also leftover: homemade hamburgers. I just wasn’t in the mood for hamburgers again but a big plate of spaghetti on Monday night was just right.
I took: basil, garlic, onions and canned tomatoes and added them all to crumbled patties. Burble away while colouring on the kitchen floor with small one and…
Check in later today to see a leftover save so good that I had to give it its own post.
Good use of left overs.
live and learn said:
Good job with the party food. I love to eat and festivities, but sometimes I think the food just gets out of hand. Also, looking forward to your really good leftover save.