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August 1 - August 31, 2022
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Elizabeth Schellschmidt

Team Eden Prairie

"Leftover days = no cooking days = )"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 524 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    33
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    30
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Elizabeth's Actions

Storage

Rotate My Foods

When I restock my fridge or pantry, I will put new items in the back and bring older items to the front to be used first.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Cooking

Neighborly Bounty

I will share the bounty of my garden with my neighbor. I have enough to share and she cannot have a big garden so why let fresh go to waste when we can both eat healthy

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Properly Store Apples

I will properly store apples by keeping them on the counter for up to 7 days and then moving them to the refrigerator.I will keep them away from bananas and avocados, since those speed ripening. I will properly store 10 apples.

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Befriend My Freezer

I will freeze 3 leftover food items or meals for later. The freezer is my food-waste-reduction friend!

Completed
One-Time Action

Storage

Be Smart About Food Labels

I will learn about food labels and not throw food out just based on the date on the package, but instead check the smell and color to see if it has gone bad.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives me lemons (or other citrus peels), I will use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

Completed
One-Time Action

Planning

Plan to Use My Garden or CSA Produce

I will check to see what will be ready to eat in my garden or CSA box this week and plan recipes that use these ingredients.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Create a Household Cookbook

I will create a cookbook or recipe collection of go-to meals for my household to make meal planning easier.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Planning

Plan a Leftovers Day

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 3 meals using leftovers.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Planning Create a Household Cookbook
    Was it hard or easy to create a list of recipes that everyone in your household will eat? How did it work best for you to organize them?

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/29/2022 9:29 AM
    So far I have a recipe drawer.  Organizing it will be my project for this coming weekend 

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/26/2022 10:59 AM
    This is half lemon and half grapefruit. I just filled it with the vinegar as suggested from this site and I hope it will be a general surface cleaner or window cleaner:)
  • Reflection Question
    Cooking Save the Peels
    Which citrus do you have the most of and what kind of cleaning product will you make?

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/26/2022 6:59 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Befriend My Freezer
    Do a bit of research about foods that freeze and revive well. What can you put in the freezer that you didn't know you could?

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/16/2022 5:25 AM
    For days that I don’t feel like cooking it is a satisfying feeling to know I can still feed my family quickly without having to resort to greasy fast food :)
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Plan a Leftovers Day
    What kinds of foods do you like to eat as leftovers? If you or your household members don't like eating leftovers, are there any foods you would be more willing to try than others?

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/01/2022 11:54 AM
    Best days are the no cook days!
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Plan to Use My Garden or CSA Produce
    How easy has it been for you to plan your garden or CSA produce into your meals? Do you ever let your seasonal food go to waste?

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    Elizabeth Schellschmidt 8/01/2022 11:54 AM
    It’s been fun planning around food I don’t normally buy but grow instead.  New kitchen gadgets help a lot too!