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Food Waste Friday | It wasn’t a good week.

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.


I have:

-some brown rice that was stinky
-some cucumber slices that apparently froze. After that, they were gross!
-a bit of pasta salad (that whole bowl isn’t full, I promise)
-an awful lot of spinach

The spinach got shoved into a cold part of the fridge and froze. Then it thawed in another part of the fridge and started to smell like stinky feet.

And I don’t eat things that smell like stinky feet, thankyouverymuch.

I did use some frozen half and half in my hot cross buns.

I also froze bananas to use in smoothies and ate a lot of leftovers.

Ooh, and I have to tell you too that I bought 4 kiwifruit last week and accidentally put them in the freezer.

(They were in the same bag with the ice cream and I was in a hurry so I tossed the whole thing into my chest freezer.)

I thought they might be totally ruined when they thawed, but they were still sort of edible. I cut them into chunks, froze them, and have been adding them to smoothies.

So, despite what my photo would have you understand, I’m not a total food waste disaster this week. 😉


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Dana Brown Ritter

Saturday 31st of March 2012

You know, I think of you often about the spinach. Because I always buy that same bag of spinach from Aldi, and we NEVER eat it all before it gets slimy. But this past week we came close, and I was spinached out!! I was wondering how you do it??? :)


Friday 30th of March 2012

I had about a half cup of bulgur pilaf that had been in the fridge for a long time. We also had a handful of fries left over the other night that I didn't think would be aby good left over. I figured throwing them away was better than eating them when I was full.

Dawn @ Mommy & Daddy Again

Friday 30th of March 2012

Well, I am pretty new to blogging, and this is my first Food Waste Friday! I don't think we did too bad, some lettuce, and salad leftovers, a slab of leftover turkey meatloaf, some green beans and fruit. I have been following Kristen's blog for a couple months now and have been trying to be better about wasting food. Btw, our fridge freezes things too! Sooo annoying. We can't put any veggies too far in the back or in the bottom drawer. Have a good week everyone!


Friday 30th of March 2012

Hi! I read your Blogelina interview today and decided to drop by! I appreciate your encouragement to post blog pics - even if they aren't great. I write a food and tech blog for moms so pics are a must.


Friday 30th of March 2012

I had a bad week too! I lost some lettuce, a moldy cucumber, and maybe some wine but maybe I can salvage it in a stew or something.

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