Monday, March 9, 2009

Eating Down the Fridge - Day 1

Today is the first day of Eating Down the Fridge. EDF is a week long challenge to not go food shopping but instead, eat what you have in your pantry and fridge and freezer. That stuff frozen in a tupperware? Defrost it. The can of butter beans that you bought even though you don't know if you like butter beans? Open it. The fish sauce and curry paste leftover from your one attempt at making Thai food? Use it.
Obviously I went grocery shopping over the weekend, right before the challenge began. I went with the plan to buy ingredients which I could combine with food I already had in the house and for the next 7 days I can't go pick up anything I forgot. (I think it's also part of the challenge to not go out to eat every night.) I'll be out of town for the last few days of the challenge so to be fair, I'll extend it through next Tuesday. I know you can't wait to see what I come up with on those last few days. Probably something made from frozen peas and tofu.
This challenge is about being creative, being frugal and green, not wasteful. It's also about getting my name and blog listed here and having to live up to the deal.
If you want to join me, please leave a comment!

Day 1: Parmesan-thyme biscuits topped with ham and brie, salad with pears, bleu cheese, walnuts, and Craisins, fruit crumble with ice cream

Biscuits w/ Ham and Brie:
Parmesan - fridge
Butter - fridge
Thyme - freezer
Flour, baking powder - pantry
Ham - fresh
Brie - fresh, buy one get one free (this means I have a lot of brie to deal with in the next few weeks)

Lettuce - fridge
Pears - fresh
Bleu cheese - fridge, leftover from pasty making
Walnuts - fridge
Craisins - pantry
Oil and vinegar - pantry

Fruit crumble:
Apples - fresh
Blueberries - fridge
Brown sugar - pantry
Almonds - fridge
Flour - pantry
Butter - fridge
Ice cream - freezer


  1. I made dinner last night and used your rosemary biscuits and fruit crumble recipes and they were a big hit. I'm not typically a bread or biscuit eater, but these rosemary biscuits were delicious! As for the fruit crumble, I used apples and blueberries as you did but created a crumble topping of oatmeal, butter, flour, cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for the ideas!