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.
So, I made pancakes, had some left over, and put them into a Pyrex container. Just a bit over 24 hours later, they were moldy.
What the what???
The only thing I can think is that maybe they weren’t completely cool when I put them in, and the moisture from the condensation made them mold quickly.
Anyway, I feel slightly annoyed that they went bad so rapidly.
Now, the other two things I have? Totally my fault.
First up, here’s some Asiago. It may have been aged 6 months before I bought it…
…but considering the expiration date was March 2011, I’m pretty sure it’s now been aged for, um, about 18 months at least.
This was a case of me buying something with no plan in hand. I bought it on a whim and never got around to using it.
And this process cheese actually expired in 2010. Dear me.
That I don’t mind throwing out so much, because I don’t feel too badly about wasting cheese that’s not even really cheese.
Hey, did you notice something? I have no produce in my pictures this week…sweet!
Oh, and since it’s Friday, Lisey’s got a new baking post up.
Go visit if you’d like to learn how to make these chewy sandwich cookies!
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