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Waste Not, Want Not Christmas

December 25th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I had breakfast with the family Christmas morning, BBQ sausages, Bacon, Hash Browns, & Eggs with Coffee and 2 Chocolate centred biscuits but true to form they cooked too much food for four adults. So I was given the 8 cooked sausages and 3 small slices cooked bacon to take home. It was still hot when I got home too! As we gave out our presents before we had our bunch so it was almost 10.30am before it was started to cook it.

On the way out my DIL ask if I would have some custard too! Then she came out with the end of the roast ham that they had in fridge too! They are only going away two days but too lazy to cut it off the bone and freeze it. I took that as well all 3lbs of it. The bone will make a great pea & ham soup come winter. Out of the sausages I got 4 servings and 1 serve of bacon which will be tomorrow breakfast and 15 servings of ham which I have frozen for now. Some of it will make salads and other will go into different dishes that I will make over the coming weeks along with what meats I bought in the last week I now have a full freeze again.

But my son works at the fruit markets and was given a tray of mangoes so I got 6 mangoes to top it off.

Tally of foods

6 Mangoes $2.00 each = $12.00
8 sausages uncooked = $5.50
3 slices of lean bacon = $ 2.00
1.5 kg Ham of the bone @29.95kg = $45.00

Waste Not, What Not Total $64.50

These prices are what I would have paid yesterday for the same things had I bought them!

The cats & I had a wonder nibble on the ham scraps while I cut it up for freezing.

3 Responses to “Waste Not, Want Not Christmas”

  1. CCraw Says:

    I'm glad you had a good Christmas and that's a great $64.00 unexpected present too!!

  2. baselle Says:

    Merry Christmas to you Kitty - that is a great food haul. Mangoes especially!

  3. snafu Says:

    How wonderful to get an unexpected bonus for meals. Do you keep a list of Ham Plan-overs? Dozens of salads, soups and chowders use the small bits. Some ideas: Monte Cristo,pr combined with potatoes or various shaped pastas, or rice creates casseroles. Combined with pineapple creates Salsa or Chinese style, combined with beans and a few spices go Tex Mex. Jambalaya, Quiche, Portuguese Stew, Stromboli, Lebanese Lentils, and dozens of ideas/recipes on-line. How adventurous is your family? Will they try something different?

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