How’s your ‘Use it up!’ challenge going?
What a fantastic response to my ‘Use It Up!’ challenge.
In case you weren’t around yesterday, I suggested people got on board with trawling through their freezers and cupboards to use up all those foods that were approaching, or indeed past, their best before date.
We’ve got people from the Netherlands to Australia stepping forward to help prevent food going into landfill while saving some money too!
Tristan agreed it was a satisfying feeling to use stuff up and said this is something he always tries to do.
Mieke said twice a year she tries to do this but warned us not to eat out of date tinned asparagus. Apparently the smell of it lingers for a good few days!
Sandy’s all signed up. She reckons they have enough food stashed away in the kitchen for at least a month!
Kristina from The Greening of Westford admitted this was something she badly needed to do and expressed how she’s always amazed at the meals she can create from foods stored in her pantry and freezer.
Jennifer from It’s not easy to be green is on board for next week; she admits she’s not good at keeping track of the food she buys. So next week she’ll be making 101 recipes with all the tins of garbanzos (chick peas) she’s bought!
I could obviously read Ann’s mind as she’s right in the middle of her own ‘Use it up!’ challenge. She’s discovered that lemon zinger tea, even when six years out of date still tastes pretty much the same!
Claire is champing at the bit. She has a lot of last year’s fruit harvest to finish off and bits of things that aren’t big enough to make a complete meal. Looks like Claire will be making some interesting buffet meals this week (and lots of fruit pies!)
Over on Facebook, June is raring to go. Like Sandy, she thinks she might have enough food at home to eat for a month.
I have to admit, I’m surprised how much food we have in the freezer. I think I mentioned it might be a month’s worth; that was a kind of tongue in cheek guess, but it looks like it might have been true! I’ll be sharing my riveting finds tomorrow.
In the meantime, step up to the pledge and let me know what you’ll be eating this week…