Yes, you read it correctly. It was not a typo or a concentration blip on my part. The body waist is first and the disposal waste is second. I really mean it. It really would be better to eat it than to dump it. But not necessarily all in one sitting.
These days we live in a society of use and abuse. We use and abuse the environment. We use and abuse our natural resources. We use and abuse our belongings. We use and abuse our bank accounts. And we use and abuse ourselves.
We just throw things out and replace them at whim. We think nothing about the huge mountains (or islands, in the case of the oceans) of waste which are growing not all that far away from cheap mcm bags us. We don’t care that each and every of our actions has a profound and echoing reaction.
The topic of waste is a book unto itself. I want to look at just one tiny aspect of it: Food. Or food and drink, to be more precise.
I want to ask you something, and I would like you to think about the answer and be open and honest about it. You do not need to share your answer, not unless you want to, but be honest to yourself about it.
What do you do with leftover food and drink?
If it is food or drink which you have cooked or bought at a restaurant, do you store it appropriately to be eaten at mcm online the next convenient time or do you throw it out? If it is food or drink which you have bought and have not prepared or eaten, do you find a use for it before it goes off or do you throw it out? When you do eat out, do you ask for a doggy bag for your leftovers or do you just leave them on the plate to be thrown out?
There is so much which we can do with leftovers. Indeed, there are whole cookery books which cover the subject on the market. Leftovers are sometimes inevitable. Even if you plan your meals to cover the amounts everyone normally eats, you might well find that every now and then there is a small portion of rice, potato, pasta, meat, vegetable or other item left over. These are normally easy to combine with another meal within a couple of days, or they can be labeled and frozen to mcm shop make into a larger meal later on.
Have you ever heard of a pot luck party? That’s an event where each person brings part of the meal – sometimes themed (e.g. Mexican, Indian, Vegetarian, Tapas), sometimes free choice. Sometimes you’ll find that the contributions mix wonderfully, other times you really are facing the luck of the pot. Leftovers can work the same way. Collect the bits and pieces and store them safely. Once a month pull them out, add a small extra dish if necessary, and serve it up. You might occasionally end up with some wild combinations, but normally the foods do blend fairly well with each other. Many families find this kind of event fun.
I think my wildest combination was a quarter spiced up ham pizza; mild vegetarian chili; beetroot salad; butter rice; Thai inspired catfish and prawns in a coconut milk sauce; and broccoli. I added a few slices of ham and cucumber plus a handful of cherry tomatoes to the offering and everything got eaten up with gusto. There was something there for everyone in the family.
But if you are dealing with just a small portion of something, you can use it up for yourself or someone else in your family the next day easily. The variety of tasty sandwich combinations you can make is amazing. Even boiled potato and poached salmon mashed together with a bit of mustard or mayonnaise can be turned into a great sandwich – or add an egg instead and form it into fish patties for a quick and easy warm meal. Last night I combined a slice of French Toast, the remainder of a tin of baked beans, some boiled carrots, lambs lettuce and a beetroot salad together. It made a very pleasant meal which I normally would not have considered.