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.
(We’ll get to the mango question in a minute.)
How did I do this week?
Welp, I poked through my veggie drawer yesterday and found a partial pepper and cucumber that I had foolishly thrown in there, inside of a plastic bag.
Of course, I totally forgot about these two items, and they were completely squishy and moldy. Drat.
However! I want to tell you that in the last two weeks, I’ve accidentally made too much fish twice.
And both times, I ate the leftover fish, which is a great feat for me.
I’ve discovered that I can handle cold leftover fish far better than reheated leftover fish, so I’ve just been eating it straight out of the fridge, and I find it to be far more tolerable that way.
In other happy news, I threw a not-very-juicy clementine and some slightly squishy grapes into the freezer for future smoothie usage.
Oh, and I discovered yesterday that I have yet another mango that appears to have gone straight from underripe to wrinkly, yet still unripe. It makes me so crabby when mangoes do this, and I have no idea how to pick one that will become juicy and delicious.
I’d quit buying them altogether, but occasionally I get one that ripens perfectly and then it is so heavenly, I want to buy more and more.
I won’t throw this one out…I’ll cut it up and freeze it for smoothies.
If you guys have any great mango tips for me, I’m all ears!