At least, I hope by the end of the day I will have used the two very ripe bananas, the cup or so of almond milk, (banana bread) and the sliced strawberries (on cheescake). Leftover chicken and stuffing will go to the freezer in a few minutes – and I’m done! While we don’t always eat meat on Fridays, I bought three lovely pork pies at the Simcoe farmer’s market yesterday and we will have those with vegetable soup I am making today – with the leftovers going to the freezer. If I arrange my leftovers well, they serve as quick meals to go in the oven on the days I am too busy to cook. This is so much more practical than take-out! It is certainly a lot cheaper, I know what is in the food, it only takes about the same amount of time as ordering something on the phone, and I don’t have to go out to get it.
I am still minding that we can’t compost here, so I see all the veggie trimmings, coffee grounds and eggshells as wicked waste. They seem to be crying out, “We could have been garden soil! You are condemining us to be methane in a landfill!” Oh, that overdeveloped Calvinist guilt – will it ever go away?