Monday, April 22, 2013

Waste Not Want Naught

In an effort to clean out our refrigerator I've been using condiments in unusual ways. This time I tried some mint jelly on top of cheese and gluten free crackers. It's not half bad. I do love mint jelly.

I like how tiny bubbles are trapped in the jelly. You know the saying, waste not, want naught. It's a trite expression but sometimes I think those expressions are worthy of remembering. I hate to waste even the smallest bit of food. My mother and father grew up during the depression and I think their struggle for food and other things rubbed off on me. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Isn't it great to keep alive good ideas with simple phrases? Sounds yummy to me!

  2. Mom used to even save aluminum do I.

  3. You must be getting down to the wire!

    I still save bags....too many good uses for all types. It's amazing how they accumulate given that I use my own bags for most stuff!

  4. My mother was loathe to throw out anything and my dad would horde things against shortages. Once during a period of sugar scarcity, he bought several 10-pound bags of sugar at inflated prices. It was still sitting up in the cupboard years after the prices came back down, and he was a diabetic! I used to take stuff like overripe bananas home from my mom's and throw it out because she couldn't throw it out herself. I sometimes have to fight the impulse to save stuff myself--I think it's passed down to us by our parents.

  5. Hi Linda
    I am so far behind, which is my normal state lately. I just can't keep up. Are you moving? Where are you going? Looks like your cleaning everything out! Your mint jelly snack looks great. I'll have to try that.

  6. This would pass my lips as a fine treat, and go down quite well.

  7. We try not to buy too much food. If we don't eat it, it goes to either chicken or dogs. : )

    My father is a hoarder. He rescued my hairspray from a bin in my room when I was about 17. He even didn't have much hair left! It was still in his room 10 years later. Apparently no use to him!

  8. Interesting combination... never know what will taste good together until we try. You must be leaving soon if you are cleaning out the refrigerator.

    I sent you a couple of e-mails over the week-end. Maybe they went into your spam/junk folder.

  9. Like that combination. Every now and then I eat my refrigerator empty just to clean it out and try weird combos also. Sometime, you find a real winner.

  10. Both of my parents were hoarders. As were those of the smaller portion. And our own store cupboards are way too full. I try not to hoard food, and to use it all, but sometimes fail. Sigh.

  11. Hi Barbara, thanks, yes the simple phrases carry a lot of punch.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, you know I just thought about the fact the aluminum foil can be washed and re-used.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, yes those bags accumulate. I've used most of mine up packing.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, oh I too have to fight the impulse so many times to save so many things.

    Hi Connie, thanks, yes moving, but where I don't know, we will travel around a bit, finally taking a much needed vacation.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, even things good for your can be tasty like a treat.

    Hi Midori, thanks, oh my that is quite a story about the hairspray.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, I only got one email and I can only see part of your Idaho home in the photo, my photograph won't let me scroll side to side.

    Hi Patti, thanks, it doesn't hurt to eat the fridge down does it, starting over with fresher food, condiments can get stale.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, food I don't hoard, but other items, you should see how much I gave the thrift store this week.

  12. Your just being thrifty and will pay off in your journey :)

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