This post is the second in a series about about food, grocery shopping, cooking, and good home cook kitchen habits. I'm learning as I go. Please weigh in with your secrets, tips, and tricks. There is always something new to learn in the kitchen!
My brother works in the restaurant business, and he told me about this neat little saying - first in first out - FIFO, pronounced fye foe.
It means use the food you bought first, the food that's soon to expire or go bad.
Wasting food hurts my feelings. It's like throwing money in trash! No, thank you.
We waste a whole lot less food in our house when I practice FIFO.
It works great the day or so before you go to the store and you want use up all the little bits and pieces of food you have leftover.
Pictured above is my kids after school snack, FIFO style - black olives, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, pineapple, and clementines that were all on the brink of going bad. They also ate some fresh mozzarella cheese that I had no plans for in my meal plan this week.
FIFO works best when a family has made peace with their picky eating issues because you are eating the food that needs to be eaten versus the food you feel like eating in the heat of the moment.
Y'all all know my favorite book about kids and picky eating. I think I've mentioned it before.......
French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon
Cook Once, Eat Twice