Hi ya’ everyone!, Good Eats Are What’s For Supper plus the Simple Super Challenge 40 Days Minus Sundays! Plus,What’s For Supper #118.
Find out what we are having for supper at Momma Can’s house! Grab a pencil and paper and plan your dinners this week with inspiration and a gentle nudge to have the best week possible! Supper time at momma’s is my best effort for getting dinner on the table with joy in my heart even on the busiest days.
Simple Supper Challenge
Here is something fun and helpful for our budgets at the same time! Dedicate March and April until Easter for Simple Suppers at home! Many readers observe the 40 days of Lent In addition, this month is also dedicated to Women in History. But no matter who you are, you need to eat supper, right?
We are going to work together at home to eat super simple with as little waste as possible and donate a portion of the savings to help a charity, the other half will go to savings, college is around the corner for this home and we need to buckle down for the education chunk that will take!
What about ya’ll? Are you in? Can you make dinner simple for 40 days minus Sundays until Easter?
Give it a couple of minute to think on and then let’s talk Super Simple Budget Friendly Earth Hugging Yummy Dinners!
Wait What? Earth Hugging Dinner?
I can hear the eyes rolling and feel your frustration,making dinner is tough enough for busy mamas, adding the responsibility of hugging the earth seems like a lot, and it is! Don’t you worry! We are starting a new habit of simply lowering food waste. Easy Peasy!
“When food is wasted,it also wastes the resources – such as the land, water, energy and labor – that go into growing, storing, processing, distributing, and preparing that food.” The 2018 Wasted Food Report is an eyeopener, and it is hard to grasp the idea of so many tons of food. In fact, residential households make up 40% of that waste! Jumping pond frogs!
Think about how much you bag in your groceries at the market, and the work it takes to hall it up the stairs or out of the car, the precious room in the fridge to store it and the energy it costs you to run the fridge/freezers. Now just take 40 percent of it and toss it in the trash can. (Do you pay for an extra trash bin due to waste?) I can’t imagine! Shame on me, I admit, I did not look at the big picture.
How To Reduce Food Waste
Now that is a tall order! Let’s start simple. We will grow as we go!
- Plan your meals. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Hydration.
- Shop only what you need. Don’t stray down the snack aisle, stick to the plan.
- Organize your fridge and pantry. I know what a pain! But it saves money and waste!
- Research your most purchased food items and learn to store them properly.
- Save and eat leftovers.
So today, I am going to spend some time organizing the refrigerator. I know that if I can’t see something, it will NOT get eaten. Those veggie bins at the bottom of the fridge are just not for me! Today I will clearly mark their purpose, so I stop forgetting what is in those tricky drawers!
And FINALLY, here are our supper plans for the week!
- Monday- Tostadas with Vegan Smashed Pinto Bean, Shredded Cheddar and Pico De Gallo, nothing fancy, just smash the beans and add some cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Tuesday – Vegan Red Beans and Rice – but going rogue and using half of the beans I made for Smashed Vegan Pinto Beans. Honestly, I like the beans better with pinto. You can use this recipe, but I like mine with sassafras leaves dried and ground (aka Gumbo File), that scent just makes me think of home. Grab some here.
- Wednesday – Italian Tuna Salad with Fresh Herbs and Tomatoes on grilled bread.
- Thursday – Sriracha Chicken Legs, Korean Potato Salad, and Slices of Water Melon
- Friday – Grilled Cheese and Easy Green Pea Soup
- Saturday – Cheese Pizza and Salad
- Sunday – Dinner Out
This week for lunches at home I am going to make a version of this Soup Recipe!
Breakfast is usually coffee and a keto-friendly snack bar for me.
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