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.
I do have some waste, though.
These ends of a loaf of bread went moldy mostly because we had more fun and interesting breads around. Who wants to eat whole wheat bread when you can have a squash roll topped with cinnamon and sugar??
I did put some good food waste effort forth yesterday, though.
I used up some sour milk by making two loaves of oatmeal bread.
And I used up the rest of that milk in some chocolate pudding, which I put out to cool on the snowy deck (it cools faster there than at room temperature, and putting hot pudding into the fridge makes the fridge work too hard).
Also, I froze some leftover marinara sauce.
And I scrapped last night’s dinner plan and served a smorgasbord of food from the fridge and freezer. Mr. FG had a beef and mushroom panini (using up the beef and the mushrooms), Lisey and Sonia had pepperoni pizza from the freezer, Joshua had a bratwurst from the freezer (also Mr. FG is having those in his lunch today…I had 3 in the freezer for some reason so I just grilled them up last night), and Zoe and I ate leftover meatballs and sauce from when I made meatball subs (I just boiled some spaghetti to make that happen).
So, my fridge and freezer are looking emptier, and that makes me very happy. Plus, I can bump last night’s planned meal (Shrimp with Dirty Rice) to my next menu plan, and that’s one less meal I have to come up with next time.
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