The above picture is last nights food waste, its huge isn’t it? I really need to learn not to cook as much, I never seem to judge it right. I think I am still cooking for the extra adult that no longer lives here.
I had no idea what to cook for tea last night so I had a look in the chest freezer and grabbed a few things. The end product consisted of pizza, there were 7 of us so I cooked 3 pizzas. I did a plate of french fries and a plate of wedges. I did garlic bread and a slice of bread for each person, I love a chip butty and I used up the last of the salad that needed to be eaten.
One child decided they were not hungry at all, another had fallen asleep and the rest didn’t really eat much, they picked and poked.
Food Waste = Wasted Money
We have so much food waste that I must be wasting a fortune in money. I could feed an extra 3 people from the meals I cook.
My kids are pretty good eaters, but I do have one who is so picky, she tends to go through what I call food fads, she will eat a certain kind of food for days, weeks at a time and eat nothing else but that, then all of a sudden she no longer likes that and moves onto something else.
With 6 kids, you can imagine meal times are pretty hectic and I love those days when I cook a family meal that everyone will eat and enjoy, but it’s rare.
I wonder if everyone else has such a large amount of food waste at meal times or am I doing something wrong? I admit this is what I call a picnic tea, I often do this on a Saturday night, a mixture of foods we can put on a fleece on the living room floor where we can all chill-out and eat while chatting. A little less formal than the usual sitting at the dining room table.
I do find when I cook normal meals which are dished out onto individual plates leaves me with less food waste.
Of course when it came to pudding everyone was eager to have some and there was no waste.
Do you have a large food waste at meal times and do you have any tips to help me?