I didn’t mean to leave you hanging without the latest Change the World Wednesday challenge from Reduce Footprints. I was simply busy from morning till morning. My day started off being woken by the little ones who wanted to visit and check their garden, which is coming along nicely. As I began to work on a small piece of furniture I hope to show you Monday, I received a call from a friend who had received a large box of apples that had fallen from her mother’s tree. She asked if I would want to spend the afternoon processing them in exchange for half of the finished apples.
I had no idea how large the box was, we took a break for dinner and then returned to working on the apples. Before I knew it I was yawning away and found it was 2 am! My day was gone, but you should smell the aromas of cinnamon applesauce lingering in the apartment.
This morning my old computer and scanner was picked up by a gentleman through Freecycle, and I had a delivery of 2 more end tables to repair and restore and a stack of old textbooks to find homes for.
The grandchildren are coming over this afternoon to harvest their lettuce for a dinner we will share. My granddaughter has gazed through my pantry shelves recently asking about my jar of black beans, so I have a pot of beans on now to make a modified southwestern salad. Since she is new to eating leafy lettuce, the only one she loves is Romaine, we will be adding the black beans, then mandarin oranges to add some sweetness and eliminate the need for a dressing. Her mother will bring anything else she thinks little one will want to add to her salad, such as chicken which is her favorite thing to add
After dinner, I have a surprise for the little ones. My neighbor has harvested some of the potato crop, but has a lot more to do. Remembering how much my granddaughter loved digging up the potatoes last year gave me the go-ahead to let the children dig them up. I will share pictures tomorrow of today’s fun.
Back to Change the World Wednesday, this week’s challenge is:
Zero Waste Week is less than a week away (September 2nd thru September 8th). Mrs. Green has a pre-event challenge for us designed to raise our awareness. Here you go …
How do you fare when it comes to food waste? Do you have suggestions on how to reduce the amount of food tossed out?