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Food Waste Friday | I almost made it…

Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.

(‘scuse the weird lighting…as I mentioned on my Facebook page, it’s rainy and dark here today!)

I was super close to having a zero waste week. However, I have a bit of bread waste to report. Panera donates day-old bread to our church, and we sometimes pick some up. I found a half-loaf of sourdough bread from Panera in the freezer this week and thawed it. I think we picked it up not realizing it was sourdough bread, as none of us are big fans. We did manage to eat almost all of it (if you toast it and spread it with jam, it doesn’t taste so sour, we found!) but the last few pieces got neglected and moldy when there was some tastier bread to eat (soft and fluffy rolls left over from dinner, to be specific).

That’s the extent of my waste, though, so I’m pretty pleased with that.

I’ll be back this afternoon with a post linking you to some awesome blog posts I found this past week. 😉

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Saturday 13th of March 2010

I always save bread crusts and misc bread products in a bag in the freezer and then when I have collected enought I make bread pudding. It is very easy and my children love it for dessert. Just a thought.


Friday 12th of March 2010

I had an accident at work today and it caused some food waste :(. Otherwise it would have been a no waste week.


Friday 12th of March 2010

I had a major and unexpected food waste - four year old protein supplements, found in the back of the pantry. (Note that they were not mine, but I felt bad about throwing them out.) Other than that,about a half cup of lettuce that was in rough shape when I bought it, and didn't last the week.


Friday 12th of March 2010

Totally disgusted with the fact I had to dump a whole pound of ground beef. I used half on Monday and just wasn't thinking and stuck the rest in the fridge instead of the freezer. So I went to use it today to make lasagna and of course it was bad. I should have known better. Other than that I composted 2 pieces of bread and a few leaves of lettuce that got frozen in my fridge.


Friday 12th of March 2010

Don't waste it...feed it to the birds! Whenever I have old bread and don't feel like creating something with it, I toss it outside and the birds go bonkers for to watch.

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