Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Mustgo night

At our house, tonight is "mustgo" night.  What the heck is that?  Well it is like it sounds...everything in the fridge must go.  This night usually happens near trash day.  The kids and hubby know exactly what it means when I announce the menu as "mustgo night."  I know it is weird, but it seems more tolerable than calling it "the night before everything spoils."  I have been trying to waste less food, especially fresh fruits and veggies so this strategy has been helpful for us.  No one seems to mind because they have some choice in the matter and some very unusual combinations evolve.  And of course, I am happy to have a few 
clearer shelves in the fridge.  

What do you do to get your family to eat those left-overs?

1 comment:

Dana said...

That's awesome! I am not nearly as creative. I call it leftover night and slop what's about to spoil on their plates. Whatever is left goes to the compost pile (well, ok, not there yet...but I hear your "L" may be getting you one!).