My best advice for today is that if someone offers you free food, take it. Even if you don't know what you're going to do with it, even if it's something you don't like, even if it looks like this bag of fruit, TAKE IT!
On Valentines Day, we had a chocolate fountain at work for the residents to dip fruit and cookies in. Afterwards, there was this bag of fruit that they were just going to throw away. I said I would take it and I am glad I did.
I ended up peeling the apples and making apple crisp (left) and then mushed up the bananas in the bag and used them to make banana bread (right). Before that day, I would have told you that I don't like banana bread. However, when it came out of the oven and I tasted it....mmmmm! I will be trying that recipe again. I believe both recipes came out of the Betty Crocker Cookbook.
The five strawberries in the bag were part of our breakfast. Nothing went to waste.
Now you may be asking "why would I take food that I don't like"? Well, it can be pureed and put into something you do might like. It could be pureed and added to your kids waffle or pancake mix (I'm thinking fruits and vegetables here, not lasagna- ha ha).
God provides for our needs in all kinds of ways, and I think this is one we often overlook. Some people don't feel comfortable taking "free" food or "other people's leftovers". Once you get over those thoughts however, you will find yourself blessed beyond measure. Now when people are looking to to get rid of some food or send some home after a party, they know I'm open to taking leftovers.