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.
So, I’ve only got one thing in my photo this week, but it’s a sad thing.
I always hate to waste meat because it’s more expensive than most other foods, money-wise and resource-wise and because I don’t have the proper composting resources. But waste it I did.
Fortunately, this is mostly chicken thigh meat, which is not the expensive, happy chicken that I bought at the organic market (that store doesn’t usually sell thighs).
We have made it through a bunch of produce this week, though, and yesterday at lunch I had a delicious salad made with leftover chicken from Chicken Tacos (if you haven’t made those yet, you should! So yummy.), plus chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, and shredded cheese. Totally tasty.
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