Ah, summer, the season of foggy glasses as soon as you step outside, new inhabitants in our houses eg flies and lava melting outside furniture. As we bid adieu to our cozy homes and head out to escape these scorching temperatures, there's one thing we mustn't forget: our food! The last thing we want is for our neglected edibles to mourn our absence and go to waste. So, before you zip up that suitcase and jet off, let's explore five tips on what to do with that food!
1.Master the Art of Pre-trip Meal Planning:
Who needs to stress about last-minute grocery store runs when you've already got a fridge full of deliciousness? Embrace your inner chef and create a pre-trip meal plan that revolves around the ingredients you currently have. You'll not only prevent food from going bad but also save money and time. It's a win-win! Just remember to bid a fond farewell to your fridge with a heartfelt "See you soon!"
2. Embrace the Leftover Fiesta:
Leaving behind a smorgasbord of leftovers?
Fear not! Throw an impromptu "Leftover Fiesta" and invite your friends and neighbours. Whip up a creative menu by combining different leftover items and challenge your guests to guess the original dishes. You'll not only avoid food waste but also become the coolest host in town!
3. Be a Master Freezer Strategist:
Your freezer is your trusty ally in the war against food waste. Before you set off on your summer escapade, make use of your freezer superpowers. Chop fruits and veggies into bite-sized pieces and freeze them for refreshing smoothies upon your return. Divide meals into individual portions, label them, and bask in the convenience of "Mystery Monday" or "Wacky Wednesday" when you're back home.
4. Donate Like a Food Hero:
Spread the love and combat food waste like a true Hero! Research local food banks, shelters, or community organizations that accept perishable food donations. Reach out to them and arrange for a donation drop-off. Not only will you be helping those in need, but you'll also return home with a heart full of gratitude and a freezer free of guilt.
5. Channel Your Inner Masterchef:
Take inspiration from your favorite cooking shows and become a culinary maestro before you embark on your summer adventure. Challenge yourself to create mouthwatering dishes using only the ingredients that are nearing their expiration date. Get creative with sauces, seasonings, and spices to transform potentially wasted food into gourmet masterpieces. Who knows, you might even discover your hidden talent for flavor alchemy!
As we escape the sweltering heat of summer, let's not abandon our food companions. By following these five tips, you can ensure that no food goes to waste while you're off enjoying the rain somewhere. So, pack your bags, lock the door, and bid adieu to your fridge with the confidence that you've done your part in preserving deliciousness. Happy travels and remember, your food will be eagerly awaiting your return!