Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

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AuntBridget
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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by AuntBridget » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:14 pm

I'm in on this challenge as well.

I need to stay mindful of what we have in the fridge and freezer so that nothing goes to waste.

For lunch I finished up the last of a lettuce salad we had the other night. I just added a bit of chicken and hard boiled egg.

Something that I'm pretty proud of in the recycling area is.... I made my own outdoor planters. My old ones were all cracked and I could no longer pick them up to move them, as they would crumble in my hand.....so I got some buckets from work ( they are close to 5 gallon size) that we get frozen strawberries in. I wrapped them in some decorative duct table (using up leftovers from a craft project) then drilled some holes for drainage.....cost me nothing....and now I have enough for my tomato plants.
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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by ephofma » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:50 pm

Here are my use it ups so far in June:

2 and a half cans of small crescent rolls making pie crust (disappointing results)


finished coconut and large container of sugar making the pie (already have a large container of sugar on hand so that is next)


used 2 eggs and 1 cup milk making above pie


THEN: finished pie


finished 1 small pot of facial night cream (have 1 more I'm using now)


finished 1 bottle of cleaner (have many more I need to use)


finished 1 small tube of moisturizer I found while decluttering and have 1 more I just started using


That's it so far!

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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by Momof2Still » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:40 pm

I have been very successful using things up this week. So far I have used:

The last little dab of the dishwashing liquid
Pkg. of chocolate pudding mix
Partial red onion
Head of garlic
Tomato
Ground Beef and TVP mix from freezer
Left-over rotisserie chickens- put one pkg. of meat in freezer and made broth and cranberry chicken salad out of remaining meat and bones
Can of tomato sauce, whole tomatoes, and tomato paste
Cottage cheese
Partial pkg. of lasagna
Part of a jar of cinnamon applesauce
Cucumber
Rest of the cantaloupe
Part of a watermelon
Part of a pkg. of blueberries
Pancakes from the freezer
Eggplant
Some of the left-over pasta sauce from some of the above ingredients
Salad greens
4 hot dog buns
Over ½ gallon of milk
Part of a sweet onion
About 8 eggs
Finished off both partial pkgs. of ham and turkey sandwich meat
Shaving gel

There may be more items, but that is all I can remember at the moment.

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Jackielou
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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by Jackielou » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:54 am

Used up the leftover stir fry and leftover rice.

Used up the last of the sample dental floss.

Ate the last of the not seedless green grapes (not my favorite this time around, they weren't as sweet as the last grapes we bought).

Hubby is busy cleaning out his sheds and has found a few things that need to be recycled. He also found the extra power cord to our no longer owned camper and sold it to the neighbour.

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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by LWolfT » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:18 am

We've been doing pretty well at use-ups ...

Found a gumbo recipe that used up the leftover chicken and sausage, plus the half-can of chicken broth that was lurking in the fridge.
DH ate some leftover pasta for lunch. Another container of leftover pasta (which used up a leftover half of a bell pepper) was served as a side dish with dinner.
Using up several little containers of conditioner for shaving ...

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Re: Just A Bit of This, Dash of That June Use It Up/Recycle Challenge

Post by Dgflorida » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:59 pm

I finally used up the toothpaste in the tube. Hubs gets the new tube and when he can't squeeze anymore out, I get it. I finally finished one and I am starting on the next one.

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