Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Waste Friday, 7-29-11

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.

We had some "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" waste and some "I don't like it, but I don't want to tell you" waste.

Yogurt with a sell by date of June 2, 2011
The first thing to hit the trash this week was a container of yogurt that got shoved to the back of the refrigerator. It slowly aged almost two months past the sell by date on top with no one noticing. I did a little googling and found that yogurt is okay to keep two weeks past the sell by date, but two months is a little too long.

The next was some homemade hummus. My son, Theodore, has been experimenting with hummus recipes and the last one was okay, but not really a favortie of anyone. Since a lot of effort went into making it, we ate a little, but didn't have the heart to throw it away. However, we waited long enough, that the fuzzy mold took care of our problem.

Fuzzy hummus

Next week, we need to be eating potatoes, or you will be seeing unappetizing pictures of rotten potatoes. (Good thing they haven't figured out smell-o-gram pictures yet.) My goal is to spare all of you from that. Wish me luck!


  1. That "I don't want to throw it away because it's still good but not good enough to eat" dilemma happens around here all the time.

    Because if I shove it to the back of the fridge, and it goes bad, I'll somehow feel better for throwing it away?

    We're strange, aren't we?

  2. I love to hate fuzzy food photos. It happens to all of us so secretly it makes me feel good to see "I'm not the only one". I don't think your yogurt would have gone to waste here. My middle child is a yogurt hound.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. ughhhhhhhhhh that looks like science project!



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