The favourite this week is a little different. It is actually a Friday Freebie.
I brought home several containers of salad, cheese and antipasto items from work. These came from some colleagues from interstate who were staying at a major hotel and received a special offer of a ‘picnic basket’ tea. As is so often the case in our society, there was way too much so it was brought into the office, we all had snacks and lunches yet there was still excess so it has come home and part of it has been turned into our dinner.
I added some avocado (free from our tree) and a slice of ham plus some rice salad. The rice was originally part of my lunch but was superseded by the freebies. I added a chopped spring onion which was lurking sadly in the bottom of the vegie crisper plus a mild chilli from a bush in the garden. A drizzle of red wine vinegar and herbed olive oil completed the rice salad.
I hate to see the waste of food in our society and wherever possible I use up anything that is going to be thrown out. In fact, I even rescued 2 bananas yesterday which had been tossed on the top of the rubbish in the kitchen at work. They had barely a blemish but were obviously too ripe for somebody’s liking. We will enjoy a banana cake from them.
The waste of food in our society is appalling. Do you see food where others see only rubbish?