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October 13 - November 10, 2021

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  • Olivia Cashman's avatar
    Olivia Cashman 11/10/2021 10:20 AM
    I am going out of town this weekend and have a green pepper and an onion that need to be used up. I diced them up and have them stored in the freezer to use in a soup recipe once I return. 
  • Reflection Question
    Kids Try New Foods
    What types of foods do you struggle to get your children to eat? Do you eat these foods yourself? What do you know about why they don't like them?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/10/2021 6:40 AM
    Anything new! Especially veggies. I do eat them myself, they're just weirdos :)
  • 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?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/10/2021 6:39 AM
    I love ALL foods as leftovers. well, maybe not French fries, but I still eat them. 

    • Olivia Cashman's avatar
      Olivia Cashman 11/10/2021 10:22 AM
      I love reheating pizza in the oven for leftovers. Sometimes I like it even more the second time around for that extra crunch.
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Rotate My Foods
    How has rotating your foods changed your awareness of what you have on hand? Have you changed any of your shopping habits because of this practice?

    Carolyn Collopy's avatar
    Carolyn Collopy 11/08/2021 6:34 AM
    reminds me to use what I have before buying something new.
  • Reflection Question
    Kids Get Involved in the Kitchen
    Share about a successful planning or cooking activity you have done as a family!

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/05/2021 5:54 PM
    Getting the kids involved in the meal prep increased the likelihood they'd eat some unfamiliar foods

  • Olivia Cashman's avatar
    Olivia Cashman 11/05/2021 9:39 AM
    This week I have been focusing on using up leftovers for new meals to extend their life. I used leftover onions and peppers from a sloppy joe recipe to add to black beans for tacos. Then I used the taco mixings to make a salad later in the week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Watch a Documentary About Food
    Have you ever thought about food going to waste on this scale before?

    Olivia Cashman's avatar
    Olivia Cashman 11/05/2021 9:29 AM
    I watched the John Oliver video on food waste and learned about the history of the HR 644 bill and challenges faced in the legislature. I liked how Oliver used the fast food commercials to depict the issues around food waste in the US. 

  • Amy Maas's avatar
    Amy Maas 11/05/2021 6:48 AM
    This is an official Stop Food Waste Challenge weekly reflection question! Responding to this question by Nov. 10 will enter you in the raffle to win a prize.

    What are your favorite food storage hacks? Do they match what you learned about best practices?



    • Evonne Dennis's avatar
      Evonne Dennis 11/10/2021 8:52 AM
      I have containers in the freezer of beef and chicken stock. Every time I prepare meat and have leftover stock I add it to them for soups later. 
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Keep a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/01/2021 11:14 AM
    I now freeze my half and half in small batches if I'm not going to be able to use the whole carton
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Eat Before Shopping
    What can you do to make sure you never shop hungry?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 10/29/2021 10:39 AM
    I bring nuts with me wherever I go