Friday, June 10, 2011

Food Waste Friday, 6-10-11

It's time for Food Waste Friday, when the Frugalgirl encourages us to post pictures from the previous week of wasted food from our household. This accountability hopefully will help us to be more careful with our food and maybe save some money. 

Here it goes for this week.

Five half filled cans of soda and the mysterious hommus container.
It was an interesting week. Wally finally cleaned out a month's worth of soda cans from his room and out of the 28 he put in the recycling bin, 5 of them were half full. That resulted in soda down the drain. Next, when I was searching the refrigerator, I found an old container of hommus. This surprised me because I thought we had totally cleaned out the fridge a couple of weeks ago. However, when I pulled it out, I found it was essentially empty. The question then became, who put the empty hommus container back in the refrigerator. I suspect it was the same person who puts the ice cream box back in the freezer with only one spoonful of ice cream in it. Oh well, kids will be kids. And very big kids, will still be kids sometimes. We are going to have to reiterate some house rules.

Brown celery
Also, one of the victories that I thought I had last week of salvaging celery and putting it in a soup and a salad was only half realized. The celery got too old to eat before the salad was finished so it had to be picked out and thrown away.

Now, it's off to another week of looking in the back of the fridge and eating leftovers when we are hungry. And that's a good thing.

1 comment:

  1. I had a roommate that used to leave half empty soda cans lying around and it drove me nuts! Such a waste of something that isn't exactly cheap!

    *visiting from Food Waste Friday*


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