I don't throw away the bottom of the bag crushed tortillas chips, crackers, or cereal. I put them in resealable plastic bags and freeze them. Using them as a casserole topper or as a coating, like the recipe I will be posting on Friday, "Baked Tortilla Chip Chicken Strips".
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So agree with your sentiment , way too much food wasted. Try so hard not to do that.. love the tips..looking forward to your Friday recipe.ReplyDelete
My kids usually finished a bag of whatever, crumbs and all. However, if I had the potato chip bag or chesse cracker box last I would save them - it beats crushing whole potato chips and crackers for toppers. I had not thought about using the crumbs of tortilla and cereals - thank you.ReplyDelete
We are lucky aren't we? We think of crumbs as garbage and at best toppers, while many others would be thankful to have it for food.
What a great idea. I have to say I never throw the bits away, I eat them down to the last crumb even if it makes me cough. No more coughing, I will be using the freezer in future. DianeReplyDelete
It is terrible how much food we waste!ReplyDelete
40% wasted!! OH, I believe that! IT IS AWFUL!! What a great idea to save those crumbs in the freezer...I am going to try that.ReplyDelete
I know I waste way too much food....I WILL get better!! Great tip with the chips!!ReplyDelete
I need a bigger freezer! Great tip to freeze the crumbs - never thought of that. I freeze my homemade bread ends and any pieces of loaves that don't get eaten for bread crumbs but the tortilla chips, great idea! Mmm tortilla soup! Thanks for the tips :)ReplyDelete
Great idea on saving those that most consider just crumbs! I'm going to make a better effort at doing the same thing!ReplyDelete
That's a great reminder for us all. :)ReplyDelete
Mya, it is hard to keep food around when you have kids in the house! It always amazes me the amount they eat.
Diane, I hope that helps with the coughing! You will have to let me know. lol
Bo, I know it's crazy!
Jill, I was shocked when I saw the number, but them I thought of all of the food that is toss at buffets and it made sense.
Haden News, we all waste too much food.
Andrea the Kitchen Witch, I need a bigger one too!
Scrambled Hen Fruit, I know I need reminders! Life gets so busy!
Great idea! And I hate to admit I'm one of those people that throws out food. A lot of food.ReplyDelete
I so agree with food waste. Good tip, Linda! We are having horrible high winds here today and for the next couple of days, t-storms, tornado warnings; many trees down, power lines, etc. Our power went out at 7:00 this morning and just came back on at 5:00. What a day and hope yours was much better!ReplyDelete
We have done so much better this year in utilizing leftovers but we can still do better. Good tip.ReplyDelete
Hydrant girl, we all do that sometimes.ReplyDelete
Pam, I sure don't miss those Midwestern storms! We have lot of high wind all year long but no tornados in our area. You and Bill be safe!
Chris, maybe we should do some posts on what to do with leftovers. I bet you have some great ideas!
I just love this website! One of my all time favorite cookbook is one titled Mild to Wild Mexican cookbook. Ever heard of that one before? ;)ReplyDelete
One of my favorite recipes in it is the Crunchy Cheese chicken made with crunched up cheeze it crackers. The tortilla one sounds similar.
You are so right! I was raised not throw food away and I tried to pass this on to my family.ReplyDelete
Many of us take food for granted, especially when it is within easy reach whenever we want! The first step to avoid wastage is not to overstock on food. This will help to eliminate wastage and also easier on the budget!ReplyDelete
Great tip and very thoughtful. Whenever I go to the pantry and think "there's nothing to eat" I remember that many people really don't have anything to eat. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyDelete
Cheryl, you are a sweetheart! No, Crunchy Cheese Chicken is different from Baked Tortilla Chicken Strips.ReplyDelete
Rita, it sounds like you came from a great family!
Kitchen Flavours, you are so right! Great tip!
Thanks, Chef Bee!
That is so true! I heard somewhere that if people saved the money from all the food they wasted, they could afford to eat organic. I love the idea of crunchy toppings to reduce waste. Thanks for the idea.ReplyDelete