Maybe you are one of those people who think I am not going to scrape my food in the kitchen caddy when I can just as easily scrape it in the bin?? I used to know someone like that, but with a few helpful hints and ALOT of nagging I soon turned that attitude around, and now I am here to do the same for you….
I have heard quite a few times while I have been on my recycling crusade, that is there really any point in using your kitchen caddy when you can’t put that much in it anyway? Well I am here to prove you wrong and bring to you my #CADDYTIPS of what food waste you can actually recycle……
If you have a child like me then you have no doubt heard these words whilst out shopping “Of course I’ll eat it if you buy it” and in my case this quite often refers to fruit, mum gets a load and then I fail to eat it before it starts to go mouldy, but who can blame me? Especially when my dad leaves his crisps just lying around ready for anyone to eat….But, never fear FRUIT is just one of the things you can put in your KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
YUCK! I know vegetables are good for you etc etc, but I am really not that big of a fan, apart from carrots, I will eat those because it would be so cool to see in the dark 🙂 Nevertheless all those other VEGETABLES my parents try and persuade me to eat usually just end up going to waste, sound familiar? But that is not a problem, like they do just pop the uneaten ones in your KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
We were half way through cooking dinner the other night when my sister waltzed into the kitchen and announced that she is now going to be a vegetarian, which we all supported, only we were having beef for dinner that night and she had a load of ham sandwiches ready for her week at school. Dad, came in handy and he ate what he could but when it started to go out of date we put the COOKED AND UNCOOKED MEAT in our KITCHEN CADDY and don’t forget that you can too 🙂
We love a bit of fish in our family, especially when it comes to our monthly fish and chips night, mum will always order herself a large cod, but I have yet to see her actually finish it. As for me, my favourite fish dish has got to be salmon, especially with a bit of cream cheese on a bagel, this is sometimes my weekend treat, though there are some weeks when I don’t fancy it and it can end up going out of date. But then that is what your KITCHEN CADDY is for, all COOKED AND UNCOOKED FISH can go in it 🙂
Cheese has got to be one of the best things EVER invented, I love it. My Dad on the other hand is very particular, and if there is a little bit of mould on the cheese he is not willing to cut it off and eat the rest of the block, this is where mum steps in and before he notices she sneakily cuts of that little bit of mould (Dad, if you’re reading this, you did NOT hear this from me) and where does she put it? That’s right, that bit of mouldy CHEESE goes into our KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
Scrambled, Fried, poached, omelette…there are just so many different things out there that you can do with eggs. Maybe you’ve cooked one up and broken the yolk and don’t want to eat it, or maybe you have just gone on an egg binge and have loads of shells to get rid off. This is where once again you can use your KITCHEN CADDY for any SHELLS, COOKED OR UNCOOKED EGGS!! 🙂
When we do our weekly shop bread is always on the list, I don’t know how but we seem to go through so much. The only thing no one in my family likes is the crust, it always gets left behind, it is a bit of luck that BREAD is just one of the many things that can go in your KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
Rice is a funny thing to try and cook. Whenever I am helping out with dinner I always seem to ruin the RICE by over cooking it, so off it goes to the KITCHEN CADDY instead of our plates!! Needless to say after a few of these incidents I was no longer on rice duty! 🙂
I am pretty sure we have all been here, it is nearly impossible to get the right portion size of pasta, there is either to much or not quite enough, and 9 times out of 10 you can pretty much guarantee it is to much and there is loads left over at the end. In our household at the end of the meal it is usually loads of pasta left, no sauce and no room in the freezer. It is a bit of luck we all have our trusted KITCHEN CADDY to gobble up that PASTA!! 🙂
Cereal is great in the mornings, but if you take to long eating it because you are to busy watching cartoons (not mentioning anyone in particular…) it can go all mushy and then it is not so nice to eat. Not a problem though, CEREAL is another food you can put in your KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
Which adult doesn’t like a hot drink in the morning? My Dads preferred option is a nice cup of tea first thing, and you have probably guessed it by now, when he has finished making it there is only one place to put those TEA BAGS and of course it is your trusty KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
Maybe you take after my mum instead and prefer a nice cup of coffee in the mornings to help get you going? If you have COFFEE GROUNDS when you are finished, where do you put them? I really hope you are saying to yourselves the KITCHEN CADDY!! 🙂
“I can’t please everyone, you can pick tomorrow” If you are a parent you’ve probably said it and if you are a child you have certainly heard it, and it can quite often lead to arguments at dinner time, where not everyone can agree on what they want and usually means there are bits and pieces left on at least one plate at the end of the meal. Well, at least you know there is something in your home that won’t be fussy, your KITCHEN CADDY will be happy to have those PLATE SCRAPINGS!! 🙂
I have given you a nice long list of what you can recycle in your Kitchen Caddy, but unfortunately not everything can go in there:
- Oils and liquids can’t be put in your Caddy but if you put oil in a sealed container you can recycle this in your boxes.
- Cardboard isn’t something you can put in your Kitchen Caddy, but if flat-packed it can be recycled with your boxes.
- Garden waste, flowers etc doesn’t go in your Kitchen Caddy but it can still be recycled, bring it down to the Torbay Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) or come to one of the garden waste points.
Now you have no excuse not to use that Caddy 🙂