Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. Why do I do this? Because in March of 2008, I finally got fed up with the amount of food I was wasting, and I thought that showing my waste to other people would motivate me to use up my food instead of wasting it. Because this often embarrassing practice was so helpful for me, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
Before we get to the cantaloupe, we’ll talk about my failures:
Parsley can at least be composted, so I’m not too bummed about that. But I really ought to have done something with the leftover chicken. I don’t mind eating leftover chicken…I just forgot about it.
The leftover fish is another story, though…I tried eating it and was reminded once again that I pretty much hate leftover fish. Usually I do pretty well at making the perfect amount for the six of us, but I apparently overestimated this time.
On a happier note, remember the cantaloupe that froze after I put it outside? Well, this time when I bought a cantaloupe home, I cut it up promptly and it was gone less than 24 hours after I bought it. Yay!
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