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.
Sometime in the last month, my sister gave me some boneless, skinless chicken thighs. She bought them, cooked a few, and she and her family ended up not liking them. So, she handed them off to me, and I used them to make Teriyaki Chicken. The only problem is, usually I use thighs with skin on them to make this dish, and I think the chicken got kind of dried out under the broiler.
So, the leftover chicken wasn’t really that appetizing. And besides, I had a HUGE amount of leftovers from the Cajun Chicken Pasta dish I tried last week, and since I was the only one who liked the recipe, eating the leftovers fell to me.
I’m please to report that not a single bit of the pasta dish went to waste (and I probably will not want Cajun Chicken Pasta again for a very long time!), but the chicken did fall to the wayside.
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