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MrsPete:
I'm not talking about anything big -- just the little things that add up, things that other people might not consider doing.  Here's something I just did:

Last night I sautÚd a yellow squash, a zucchini, and an onion as a side dish.  We had perhaps 2/3 a cup of vegetables leftover.  No one would've eaten those as leftovers.  Knowing I was going to make chili tonight, I saved them, chopped them up finely, and hid them in the chili.  It bulked up the chili, perhaps adding one more serving, and it added some extra veggie-power to the chili.  No one else will even know that last night's vegetables are making a second appearance.

Also, earlier today I took a ziplock of homemade soup to work for lunch.  I made it a month or so ago, and no one else in the family liked it . . . so instead of watching it slowly go bad in the refrigerator, I froze it into individual portions for my own lunches.  Added benefit:  I love having homemade ready-to-go lunches.  Negative:  If I leave them in the refrigerator at work, the night janitors steal them. 

Mrs WW:
I spent all day today sewing, making christmas gifts and decorating items for the house. I took a break, went for a walk to my closest neighbourhood centre ant borrowed books and films at the library and then picked up the for sale items of the week at the grocery store. Although I stayed home sick, recouperating, it was a really great day!

auntbecky:

--- Quote from: MrsPete on November 15, 2013, 03:04:38 PM ---I'm not talking about anything big -- just the little things that add up, things that other people might not consider doing.  Here's something I just did:

Last night I sautÚd a yellow squash, a zucchini, and an onion as a side dish.  We had perhaps 2/3 a cup of vegetables leftover.  No one would've eaten those as leftovers.  Knowing I was going to make chili tonight, I saved them, chopped them up finely, and hid them in the chili.  It bulked up the chili, perhaps adding one more serving, and it added some extra veggie-power to the chili.  No one else will even know that last night's vegetables are making a second appearance.

Also, earlier today I took a ziplock of homemade soup to work for lunch.  I made it a month or so ago, and no one else in the family liked it . . . so instead of watching it slowly go bad in the refrigerator, I froze it into individual portions for my own lunches.  Added benefit:  I love having homemade ready-to-go lunches.  Negative:  If I leave them in the refrigerator at work, the night janitors steal them. 



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I often have left over rice and left over soup.  I usually take them to work for my lunches during the following week.  I mix it up throughout the week by sometimes combining them.  Today I used up the last of the black beans, the last of the rice, and put it on a tortilla.  Chipotle style lunch!  So far I still don't seem to be able to convince the rest of my family that things in dishes in the refrigerator are okay to eat and not going to poison them.

footenote:
Thought I needed to buy new winter boots because the last time I had tried on the old pair, an orthopedic problem rendered them unwearable.

Minutes before leaving for the store I thought "This has been less painful lately, hmm..." and tried on the old pair. The old pair are again wearable without pain. Scoooore!

abhe8:
I stayed home!

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