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.
But that’s because the thing I wasted wasn’t really picture worthy. 😉 It was a freezer burnt bratwurst, which I did try to heat up and eat. But it tasted just…bad, and since it wasn’t a particularly healthy type of bratwurst in the first place, I decided eating it was just not worth it.
I feel vaguely like I wasted one other thing earlier in the week, but I cannot for the life of me remember what it was. Shucks. I’ll update if it comes to mind!
P.S. You know how I wrote that tongue in cheek post about takeout yesterday? Well, I was super-duper tempted to get takeout last night…it was a busy day, I was tired, and when I came home from grocery shopping, the last thing in the world I wanted to do was to make dinner (also, I couldn’t even find the recipe I was supposed to make!).
But, I felt that it would be pretty ridiculous to order takeout after writing that post (even though I was tempted to justify it six ways to Sunday! 😉 ), and I’m pleased to say that I managed to cook dinner after a quick call to my aunt for the recipe.
Anyway, because it bears repeating, I’ll remind you that I experience takeout temptation on an all-too-regular basis, and I’m right there in the trenches beside you, desperately trying to resist (at least most of the time. 😉 ).
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