One of the first steps in going "green" is to REDUCE, so in honor of Earth Day I am issuing a meal planning challenge! Last week Oprah did a show on waste. I don't watch Oprah often these days, but this show seemed worthy of my hour. Anyway, she showed how much we waste as Americans. It's ridiculous! So in honor of Earth Day being on Tuesday, I am challenging you, my readers, to plan your weeks worth of meals out of what is already in your pantry and fridge (as much as reasonably possible). I know I tend to over buy and then when I clean out my pantry and fridge I am throwing away a lot of things that are either not opened or only half way used. Let's get creative, some up with fun, new dinners and use what we already have!
I will post back my menu as soon as I make it! I challenge you to leave me a comment with your menu too (maybe we will inspire each other!). Ready, set, GO!
ps. Check back often this week for more Earth Day Challenges!!