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Food Waste Friday | three things

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. If you’re not a blogger but still want some food waste accountability, feel free to participate by leaving a comment.

The mushy thing on the top of my container is a pear that was beyond saving. If I cut off the bad parts, there wouldn’t really have been anything left!

And inside the container, there’s a little bit of leftover corn. Zoe would have happily eaten this, but I forgot to feed it to her. Whoops.

And lastly, a bit of milk that had gone too far south to be salvaged.

If milk is just a little bit sour, I use it to make chocolate pudding or I use it in any number of yeast breads. I just wasn’t fast enough with this milk.

For the first time in a long while, though, I feel like I have a good handle on my fridge, so hopefully next week I’ll have a bit less to show and tell.


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Saturday 22nd of October 2011

I didn't blog about food waste in particular today. (I don't blog every single day either... just when I have inspiration.) I did blog today about menu planning and mentioned your blog in it.

As far as wasting goes, I had to throw out a chicken breast and a salmon filet because I was just too lazy to cook them after I thawed them. For shame.

No more though. I've been trying really hard not to waste food and now that I've started menu planning I think I'll manage to do just that.

Thanks for all your tips!


Friday 21st of October 2011

I had to throw out a bunch of grapes and some mashed potatoes. However, my waste would have included a significant amount of grits, dry cereal, and cream of wheat along with some green beans if my chickens hadn't scarfed them down.

Love the blog. I am learning some great tips. But I am wondering how long it took you to adjust how much you purchase with how much your family actually eats. I think I over bought several things, but I find it hard to gauge exactly what we will use. Any tips?

Linda Sand

Friday 21st of October 2011

We're about to move out of our RV then spend a week in just the car on the road staying in various motels until we get into our new apartment on the 1st. Everything still in the RV has to fit in that car. So, we are trying hard to eat everything we own with funny results. We have lots of meats with few sides so tonight the question was, "Would you like a pork chop with a side of salmon and three olives?" :)

Alexis @ Simply Alexis

Friday 21st of October 2011

I had a no food waste week, but I found out that I'm wasting a lot more money than I need to be! Check out my post for details.


Friday 21st of October 2011

Just a side note, I love seeing the autumn leaves by the milk. No leaves are falling here in California yet. :-)

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