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.
We love mini oranges around here…clementines or mandarin oranges; it doesn’t matter. I bought a bag a little while back, and it seems it was a bit too early in the season, because they weren’t nearly as juicy and sweet as we expected. So, three of them sat around too long and bit the dust.
Those can be composted, so no big deal.
But the other stuff bums me out more. I forgot about a lone chicken thigh, and I have no great excuse for why that happened.
The ham has upsides and downsides…on the one hand, I found leftover ham in the freezer and the kids and I made a meal of it one night when Mr. FG was out of town. So, yay for a meal using a once-forgotten freezer item. But then the last few bits ended up in the back of the fridge behind massive quantities of Romaine lettuce (which, I am pleased to say, I have nearly used up), and the ham was forgotten.
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