I don’t even know if I can show my face around these parts for a few days, I’m so embarrassed about my food waste this week. In my defense, only about .01% of this waste is from this week…the rest are leftovers from the days when I used to be Her Eminence, The Queen Of Food Wasters. You see, I cleaned out my freezer today, and not just the above-the-fridge freezer.
Yup, I delved into my chest freezer(aka The Largest Freezer Known To Man). It’s a cavernous freezer, equipped with exactly 0 storage shelves and racks, which means that it’s very easy to lose stuff in the bottom of it(especially if you are The Queen Of Food Wasters). As you can well imagine, I had no small haul after cleaning it today.
Um, at least I’m using my old laundry basket, right?
All of this food was probably safe to eat, since it had been frozen, but none of it would have been remotely tasty. I suppose if I was starving, I’d have had sufficient motivation to eat it all, but seeing as I’m not near starving yet, I didn’t want to eat a bunch of freezer burnt food(I doubt my family would have been tickled with the idea either).
At least I have a clean slate now, though…for the first time in a very long time, I know exactly what’s in both of my freezers, and all of the food stored in them is edible and fresh. And while I’m not terribly happy about throwing this much food away, given how much progress I’ve made in my battle against food waste, I’m confident that there will be very little freezer burnt food in my future.
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