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Old 02-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #346
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Barb/Judy: My kitchen produces an obscene amount of waste every week at the curbside compost pick up. If I buy/make less, I'm met with cries of "There is nothing to eat".
Somedays I feel like I have this cycle of go to the store, pay for it, haul it home, get up at 6 a.m. to make lunches. >>>Throw away uneaten sandwiches, or whatever is in there that day.
and thats just one meal.
Any tips?
Tips? Suggestions? Hmm. What they didn't eat for lunch - they have for supper? Imagine their reactions if they sat down expecting a nice meal and found their sandwich on the plate? Just kidding of course.

I don't remember if my girls brought their uneaten lunches home or not. I think so, because I have this image of a flattened pb&j sandwich in my head.

I guess the only thing I can tell you is that when they grow up and have to buy groceries for their own kids, they'll understand what you're talking about. That's not much help now though, is it?

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #347
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Tips? Suggestions? Hmm. What they didn't eat for lunch - they have for supper? Imagine their reactions if they sat down expecting a nice meal and found their sandwich on the plate? Just kidding of course.
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I actually do that sometimes if they are looking for food after school, but it goes way beyond lunch boxes

For instance: Their father is about to pick them up for an afternoon of sking, so they need to eat first:
One wants those instant noodles in a cup. 4 mouthfuls and its "I'm full"
Another one wants just a slice of multigrain bread (Dimpflmeier, do you have that down there)
On the counter lies a piece of bread with the very exact middle bitten out. She's full
The teenager is still in bed ( I heard her come home late and rooting around in the fridge...found the remnants of a leftover lasagne feed in the morning)

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I actually do that sometimes if they are looking for food after school, but it goes way beyond lunch boxes

For instance: Their father is about to pick them up for an afternoon of sking, so they need to eat first:
One wants those instant noodles in a cup. 4 mouthfuls and its "I'm full"
Another one wants just a slice of multigrain bread (Dimpflmeier, do you have that down there)
On the counter lies a piece of bread with the very exact middle bitten out. She's full
The teenager is still in bed ( I heard her come home late and rooting around in the fridge...found the remnants of a leftover lasagne feed in the morning)
We don't have Dimpflmeier bread here. What is it? Your daughters sound like mine used to be. Sometimes my 27 year old is still that way. But I'd give almost anything to have her appetite. =o) Barb . Edit: This is weird. I tried putting a laughing smilie after the word "appetite" and it wouldn't show up. Then I tried to put my name two lines down and it keeps ending up where it is right now. Anyone else having this problem?
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We don't have Dimpflmeier bread here. What is it?
Its just the name of the company. They specialize in Healthy breads.
The ingredient list of the loaf in my hand is
stone ground whole wheat flour
natural spring water
chicory root
wheat gluten
flaxseeds
soya chips
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
yeast
sugar
salt
hemp meal
honey
canola oil
whey powder
absorbic acid
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That sounds like it would be very good bread.
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Yes its delicious. The eat the middle of the slice kid I don't need to worry about. She tries to make healthy choices. She swims competitively. She trains 3 or 4 times a week. 50 metre pool x 30 or 40 lengths an hour. OMG !

Still manage to waste though
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House rules here ---Anyone complains about dinner--they cook the next meal

It's amazing how that cuts down the complaints.
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I say, "This isn't Burger King. You can't have it your way."
Or, "Notice there's no menu here? There's a reason for that."
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House rules here ---Anyone complains about dinner--they cook the next meal

It's amazing how that cuts down the complaints.
except the little ones are 8 and 10.....might not end well
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That's the age I instituted the policy with my kids---they are old enough to make hamburgers and soup--
Potato chips---Spanish rice--

Worked for me---But I'll eat anything--
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The Premier of Ontario, decided a few years ago to make up a statutory holiday on this day. Family day. Subsequently we are enjoying a long weekend. Stores are closed
I thought I would make banana bread this a.m. Banana's are good and ripe. Everything is ready to go, except what do I find on the counter this morning, after last nights teen feed in the night....empty egg container

teenagers...sigh
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Luckily (maybe , "un-luckily"!!) - for my mother and my father -
The astounding, "gastronomical", entity - known as: "the bottom-less pit" -
had taken up residence, in their house!
Left-overs!?!
No problem!!
The "Kitchen Magician" will make the food -
Disappear! - The only "magical trick" I was ever any good at!!
Lasagna?!? - don't worry (Be Happy!) - there will be NO "left-overs"!!!

Speaking of Lasagna -
"Jan" -
got any good Lasagna recipes?!?
Anybody??

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My friend Deb lives about a kilometre away...she has chickens. We always used to get eggs from her. One day last fall my son was over playing with her son. Lots of fun to be had on a farm for a couple of boys.
They left the door to the hen hut open, that night coyotes got them all except for one poor old biddy who was found two days later hiding behind some baskets on a high shelf....poor thing.
I don't dare ask to borrow an egg from her..lol
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Rossi; I made up a pan on Sat. I've served for 2 dinners in a row. (for those who were around) There is still at least 1/2 pan left. We've all had our fill and the fridge smells like garlic. This is what I mean by waste. I shall put it into the dark recesses of the freezer, hopefully to be consumed one day far away.
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"creeper"
My heart goes out to you!!
(However, it is good to know - there are other people that can make food -
Disappear! - your kids!)
1/2 a pan!!
Lasagna!!!
Since, I'm such a "caring", "humanitarian", type of "Dog" -
I'll be there "ASAP"!
(I don't need directions - I can smell Lasagna from - "Miles" and "Miles", away!)
You thought the coyotes were bad!?!
(We've got coyotes around here)

Jan - Lasagna recipe??!!

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