Work could use our frugal tips I think
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|Sat, 08-07-2010 - 10:00pm|
We had the meeting at work yesterday. No they still do not know where I'll be working. There are 2 pt positions not filled yet. I assume I will be somewhere. Otherwise they'd not of given me a uniform voucher. We get 4 shirts a year free. The woman Esther from the union did not show up. Her car died somewhere on her way to work. She had to be towed to a garage. Oh well things happen. She'd of known more about where I go. The different bosses were talking. They talked about being in the red all these thousands of dollars in the food budget. They are not that frugal with the food spending.
Someone says why do we offer like a dozen flavors of salad dressing packets. Why can't we cut that in half. Just offer the basics. Ranch, 1000 island, french, Italian, ceasar and a diet dressing. They asked for ideas how to save on the food budget. That we can write them down on paper. Stuff them in this box in the kitchen. I lot of food gets wasted. I told someone. Lets say we had baked chicken with rice, veggies and gravy. If there is anything left that can be served the next day. Turn it into something else. Bone the chicken, add it to the rice add some gravy. Maybe some mushrooms or a some broccoli. Now you got casserole. Put it on as a extra daily special. When it's gone it's gone. Or the chicken meat can be frozen. Next time soup requiring chicken meat comes up. Pull your baggy or container of chicken from the freezer. It's all cooked ready to go. Or the leftover rice could go in the next days soup if one with rice is on the menu. Or turn the rice into spanish rice to go with the tacos that are on the daily menu. Offer sides of that for a price. They just don't know how to use leftovers. By Serv Safe rules. You got that 3 day time period. To use it or freeze it. They need to just look at all food daily. Make a decision. What can be saved and turned into something else. As long as it's not spoiled. I worked one place. Fried chicken served to parties that were on the buffet. No it wasn't good reheated as fried chicken. We'd bone it. Put in buckets. Freeze it for soup or chicken salad. If we did the big steamship rounds of beef. What came back to the kitchen. We'd slice for hot beef and gravy with mushroom and onion. Or chop it up to make bbq beef. Leftover potroast makes the best beef barley soup. I'm going to write down all my frugal ideas to do with leftovers and put in that box.
Edited 8/8/2010 10:39 am ET by carolwood