I was again saddened by the amount of food we throw out... On the bright side - I found out you can freeze tomato sauce! No more half use dup jars. I also blenched and froze green beans (so glad I saved those ones), froze the chow mein noodles, leftover donuts dough, and enchilada sauce. Couldn't save the grapes, I forgot you can easily freeze them. Oh well, B says that at least we have the compost bin so at least the foods doesn't go completely to waste.
I used up at-risk ingredients last night, which made me happy. Saved 1 tomato and a package of enoki mushrooms by steaming them alongside grilled cod fish in mustered-red wine vinegar sauce. I also baked a can of chickpeas in chili spice mix and served it underneath the fish for added protein. The dish looked absolutely horrifying, but actually tasted pretty good - and we got lunch for today out of it.
My baking project for the week was old-fashioned glazed donuts. I tried the chefsteps recipe but the dough was terribly wet - I had to freeze it repeatedly and use a very not-good-looking method in order to cut the donuts out of it. Alas, I managed to cut three holes and fry them in coconut oil. The comments were saying that the flavor of canola oil is too strong, so I figured coconut will be a good substitution. I was right! It wasn't very oily, and I find the coconut flavor to be pleasant.
They came out ok, but not like the old-fashioned donuts I was hoping for. I'll have to try the second recipe I was looking at, and compare the ratios.
Another good thing, now that the weather is warming up - I started craving fruit again. Aprismon on Saturday, and apple on Sunday, and two mandarins today.
We bought a roomba off craigslist yesterday, it makes me happy buying and selling things from there. The concept of "previously-loved" really comes to light, and I always get the feeling like I'm helping somebody. Plus, we save money and help the planet. Go craigslist!