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.
How about we start off with a photo of my fridge?
Mine can NEVER compare with Simply Being Mom’s lovely, empty fridge. I was chatting about this on Instagram this week with some of you…I just can’t seem to get my fridge very empty without running out of important things.
I don’t know how Jo does it! (although I think she has a slightly smaller family than I do, so perhaps that helps a bit.)
Anyway, here’s what went bad in my fridge this week:
-some roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
(There were other, far more appealing leftovers, so these got skipped!)
-a few grapes
(My kids love grapes, but these got into the back of the fruit drawer by accident and were forgotten.)
This isn’t waste yet, but my butternut squash apparently has a bruise, which is going south.
I think there’s still plenty of salvageable squash here, though, so I’m planning to make and freeze a batch of butternut squash soup.
If you haven’t tried that soup, you really should! At least, if you like butternut squash. It has just the right amount of butter, oniony goodness, and it tastes ridiculously good considering how few ingredients it has.
How was food waste at your house this week? Any sad losses or brilliant saves?
P.S. The winner of the Toys R Us gift card is commenter Erin W. Erin, you’ve been emailed!