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.
It was a sad potato week.
I also had to get rid of the last bit of pork taco filling. I made a lot of it, sort of inadvertently, and after eating it leftover for a number of meals, I just was NOT feeling it anymore.
So, I did the sensible thing and left it in my fridge to go bad.
I guess maybe I thought I was going to get a burst of pork-eating motivation or something?
I’m pleased to say that I have successfully used up all of my bananas of late (unlike before, I’m not building up a new stash in the freezer!)
Keeping a container of the Nutella-like spread from Aldi in the house might have helped.
Aaand, since the last Food Waste Friday here, I have successfully used up two entire bags of spinach.
An empty spinach bag (as opposed to one with slimy leaves in the bottom) is a happy sight.
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