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.
So, the other night, I made some quesadillas and I purposely made one extra so that I could send it in Mr. FG’s lunch. I refrigerated it in a Pyrex container and hurriedly grabbed it while packing his lunch the next day.
A few hours later, he emailed me from work and was like, “What did you put in my lunch? It doesn’t look like a quesadilla!”
And then I realized I’d accidentally put a container of leftover fish into his lunch.
It wasn’t good leftover fish, like fish cakes…it was a fish from when I’d tried a recipe that ended up tasting really…fishy.
Note to self: Must. Check. Containers.
Anyway, it wasn’t great fresh fish, it was even less lovely leftover fish, and it would have been disgusting heated up in a microwave at work (whereas at home, I could have heated the fish in a cast iron skillet).
So, he went out for lunch, and the fish (in that rectangular container) is part of my food waste this week.
What else is in there? The piece of chicken was leftover from when I made Chicken Tacos. Which were great, but I made too much chicken, and while I ate lots of the leftover chicken, when I cut into that piece, I realized it was underdone and I never got around to recooking it.
I also wasted a cucumber, which is weird, because we ate a lot of cucumbers this week, but I must have accidentally used up the new ones first.
And there are some leftover grilled veggies. I meant to add them to scrambled eggs, and I did do that, but just not for enough days!
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