I am determined to never let any food in our house go to waste. I hate having to throw out food. It is so wasteful and just feels wrong. On the rare occasion that it happens (generally when I forget that I put veggies away in the wrong drawer because our fridge is packed or we have a lot of last minute, unexpected plans) I can't help but think of the many people around the world, and in our backyard, who do not have enough to eat. I know it is cheesy, but this really bothers me more than I can express. I also don't love the idea of wasting money either.
Although Josh and I are avid bulk shoppers, we are very careful with what we buy. We strictly buy no-perishable items. If we do happen to buy something with a short expiration date we make sure to use it up right away. When Josh makes his weekly Russo's run, he is always armed with a strict list that is made after we have planned out our meals for the week. With a little bit of extra planning we are able to use up our food in the house before it goes bad. Though all of these extra potatoes lying around are making for a quite a challenge.
So in an effort to make sure I use up the potatoes in the basement before they go bad and to make a really tasty and easy meal, Josh whipped up my favorite brunch meal for dinner. An egg sandwich and hash browns. He really knows how to make me happy.
|Hand grated potatoes is the only way to go.|
|And of course paprika (AKA my favorite spice) had to be the secret ingredient.|
|Although this was Josh's first attempt, the hash browns were top notch.|
Just as good as IHOP. Hey, what can I say? They have really good hash browns.
|Add some coffee (decaf at night) and this is my idea of the perfect meal.|