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.
Which is usually what happens after an abysmal food waste week. I emptied out my fridge so thoroughly last week, the food waste possibilities were quite slim.
I thought I was going to waste some half and half, but I used some to make hamburger buns yesterday (you can throw almost any dairy product into yeast bread dough!) and then I froze the rest of it to use in the future.
I also managed to save some cilantro by making a pesto with it (sort of like I do when I make my Chicken Tacos), which I slathered onto some chicken that was headed for the grill.
So, since I have no food waste photo, hows about some pictures of my biking companions instead? They’re cuter than rotten food.
Just so you know, Zoe does sit down on her bike sometimes (well, most of the time, actually. Just not for pictures, apparently.)
Oh, and Lisey and I DID bake, but we didn’t get a post put together yet. Hopefully by tomorrow!
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