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.
We’ll start with the good news, because that’s just my perky way.
Yesterday, I made a batch of Banana Chocolate Chip muffins to use up 3 spotty, bruised bananas. I also made 3 loaves of cinnamon bread, using up more of the eggnog (in case you don’t follow me on Facebook, I had some eggnog go slightly sour, and I made a small batch of cinnamon bread to use up some of it. I froze the rest, in case the bread turned out. It did! And so I defrosted some more eggnog yesterday and made another 3 loaves. I modified the Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread recipe to make this bread…I left out the oatmeal and also reduced the butter and sugar since eggnog has a lot of sugar and fat in it.)
See what riveting stories you are missing out on if you haven’t “liked” my Facebook page?? How do you even survive?
(please note that the previous sentence should be read in a dripping-with-sarcasm way)
Also, I made scrambled eggs for breakfast yesterday and used up a piece of bacon and several mushroom slices in the process (also spinach and Swiss cheese. I love me some Swiss cheese). And for lunch I had a salad made with all sorts of random stuff I found in the fridge.
Scrambled eggs and salads are excellent ways to use up food.
Anyway, I was the no-food-waste diva yesterday.
Unhappily, I do still have some waste to report for the week.
I’m pretty sure that the tomato sauce and the half and half are a result of the power outage we had last week as neither of those things should have gone bad so quickly.
I’m just pleased that those two things are appear to be the only waste that resulted from the outage, though. It could have been much, much worse.
The two avocados that went bad, though? Those are my fault. I’ve been on an avocado eating kick lately (which is progress for me. I used to hate them!), and when they were on sale, my eyes were apparently a little bigger than my stomach, and I bought more than I could eat in time.
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