March 29, 2016 1 Comment
Eleven days ago, I launched a challenge to my readers to prevent food waste in some way, big or small, and report back after Easter. Now it’s the Tuesday after Easter, and I haven’t heard from anyone yet. Did you accept my challenge? Tell me about it in the comments, or link to your own post on conserving food.
My own plans went differently than expected. I knew that Holy Week and this week would be a very busy time for me because these are my last two weeks of full-time work, so I have a lot to do and thought I might need to work some overtime . . . but I was still involved in coordinating the food for my church’s receptions after the Easter Vigil and Easter morning services, which always includes some repurposing of leftovers. Life threw me a curve ball of digestive mayhem that initially seemed to be just a symptom of the migraine that struck on Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, but then as the headache got better my stomach continued to get worse. From Friday through Sunday, I wound up preventing food waste by not eating much! But I couldn’t resist eating small amounts of reception food, including grapes and raw veggies with hummus–and apparently those were just the foods to anger my innards. Instead of making an innovative Easter dinner out of leftovers, I spent Sunday night in misery, and yesterday I ate only rice and yogurt. Blah. I’m finally getting better today.
It wasn’t a superstar week, but I can tell you some things I did do to use food wisely: Read more of this post