Yesterday I saw that the plastic bathroom stepstool was quite dirty and I happened to have an almost-but-not-quite full dishwasher so into the dishwasher it went. I’ve noticed it needed cleaning for, well, a long time but it wasn’t high on the priority list. It was, er, quite a bit more clean when it emerged. Man, I wish I could just stick the whole bathroom and kitchen floor into the dishwasher. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
I made a trip to Sam’s today. I’m still getting used to where things are in the store (I’m a new member) and today I was looking for the spices and baking supplies when I combination laughed and rolled my eyes at the aisle signs that have ONE WORD on them. Seriously? All that’s down this aisle is canned meat?
I also stopped at Sprouts and when I was in the produce section, I smelled the very vivid smell of fresh basil. The grocery budget is tight right now so I am resisting a lot of impulse purchases but I could not resist that incredible smell. I’ve never even bought any of the “living basil” at the store (I usually [try to] grow it in containers in the summer) but the smell today was so awesome I was powerless to resist.
The new ebook is almost done. I am hoping to launch it next week! I sent it out to a handful of people for proofing and feedback and just got this back from someone who got a sneak peek:
I. LOVE. This. Book. Honestly, it’s going to be a go-to cookbook for me. You did a fantastic job on it! The actual recipes sound delicious – leftovers or no leftovers! …The first day I started reading From Garbage to Gourmet, I skipped ahead to “Broccoli” knowing there was an entire stalk of broccoli in my frig that I hadn’t wanted to throw out the night before but didn’t know what to do with. It’s now in my freezer awaiting the next stir fry. And leftover pasta! The bowlful in the back of the frig will now join the broccoli stalks in the freezer. Now I want to find remnants of fresh food in the back of my vegetable drawer so I can try all these amazing ideas! I’m excited to see how much more I can stretch our tight grocery budget. I do believe our grandmothers would be proud. This whole book reminds me of the poem my mom would always quote to us, “Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without.”
That makes me super excited. I’ve been simmering a passion for reducing food waste for awhile, and now to see my own excitement getting other people excited about the possibilities that they never even considered with food they throw away – incredible. I know it sounds really promotional but I really do think it is going to get you excited about reducing food waste and creating delicious food out of things you normally throw away. Up until a year or two ago, I thought that food waste was spending hours deboning a Thanksgiving turkey and I am soooo excited that I’ve discovered that it’s way more fun than that!
Well, anyway. I have a few more recipes to finish up and then I have to finish the technical stuff of selling it and putting it on Kindle.
This morning I ran errands and realized when I got to the library – my first stop – that I’d forgotten my purse. I guess I didn’t even miss it since I’d carried out two bags of books when I left! So, I finished at the library and went home to get it, worrying all the way that I was going to get pulled over and not have my driver’s license on me. I am paranoid about that happening! Jeremy forgets his wallet occasionally and I am paranoid about him getting pulled over, too. (Unlike me, he has been pulled over. :)