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I hate to waste

February 16th, 2014 at 02:03 pm

It's another cold, winter Sunday in the Midwest. We received snow on Friday, a dusting last night, and the forecast for tomorrow is freezing rain. I'm saying it: "UNCLE!" I think we have about a foot of snow on the ground from all the snows. Our driveway is treacherous with snow over the ice.

OK, enough feeling sorry for myself. We have power and heat and we can still get out if we need to. We attended church this morning.

Brunch was scrambled eggs, sausage, and pancakes. DH was a happy boy. I have enough leftover eggs and pancakes for a lunch this week. Supper will be sloppy chicks and there will be leftover for a couple of lunches.

We hit Walgreens today because they had Maxwell House coffee on sale. DH said he read that coffee prices will probably go up since there has been a drought in Brazil. I normally wait until coffee is on sale anyway, so I have been waiting. I don't drink a pot a day, but I like having some every morning so I did get some while it was on sale. Our local paper had an article on a local business that roasts coffee beans and how they serve specialized coffees. I, apparently, am not a coffee prude. On Saturday I make a little extra and on Sunday I just microwave a cup before going to church. I'm sure the coffee experts are just cringing. I rarely throw out coffee...if I make too much, I often put it in the fridge and serve it over ice for iced coffee. Maybe I'm just a cheapskate. I just hate to waste stuff.

A few years ago I attended a conference and they served coffee and hot tea. With the tea, they even served little jars of honey. I love honey in my tea! So, I grabbed one and used it, but kept the little jar. It has come in handy when I take my leftover pancakes because it has a nice metal cap that seals. I put a little honey in it so I can put it on my pancake at lunch. See...I really hate to throw things away!

4 Responses to “I hate to waste”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It is wise to save things to eat later, as long as the food has not gone bad. I, too, often reheat coffee, but it really doesn't taste the same as fresh brewed. I don't drink cold coffee though.

  2. Carol Says:

    I hate waste,too!

  3. snafu Says:

    I use the machine's timer to avoid leaving coffee to warm in the carafe, storing in a juice jug in the fridge. It makes a terrific marinade with molasses for pork chops. If you braise chicken it replaces half the liquid but that cheap meal gets a boost from a handful of dried cherries and Tbls of vinegar. I add a bit of cocoa to chocolate cake mix and use coffee as half the liquid required. Leftover coffee needs a tsp. of instant coffee & half cream as liquid for mocha butter cream icing on cupcakes. DH loves old fashioned chocolate pudding[ memories from childhood] and leftover coffee is the taste enhancer.

    You might as well use your leftover coffee as pitch it. I'm still puzzled by all those folks who jam up an entire lane of traffic each morning as they wait in long lines to buy $ 3. coffee to take to work. Is it the need to walk in with the Starbucks logo?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks Snafu...good ideas.

    Credit carefree, I agree, fresh brewed is better.

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