Clear that fridge and freezer out people!
We 'make do' in so many ways, don't week! Being frugal is an art but a very necessary one! I absolutely hate waste but often still find my fridge and or freezer clogged with 'stuff' I haven't used. So I set myself a challenge! Use it all and don't buy anything until it's gone! We've had some odd combinations I can tell you! Especially unlabeled bags or tubs of food! Such a surprise!
The other day I gave my husband a tub of bolognese, or so I thought! He got to work and at lunch time found that he was the proud owner of raw beef burger mix! Lol!
War Wife Week as I call it is a fabulous way to clear out pantries or cupboards too and at the same time make lists of what is missing! Once I counted 15 cans of chopped tomatoes? No clue!
I find Cheesy Gratin is a great way to use up potatoes and cheese. This one is layered parsnips, potatoes and cheese, perfect as we head into winter!
Of course 'Bubble and Squeak' and Frittata are also great 'make do' dishes!. Just like Nigella I try not to waste leftover anything such as gravies, sauces and tit bits of anything really, pastry, crumble mixes and so on. I rarely have a kitchen crisis but the freezer does get a bit full!
Soup! Soups are great fro using up tired veggies, bacon bits and tinned stuff!
Ladies, accept the UnFrench War Wife challenge and Waste not!