Friday, August 26, 2011

Food Waste Friday, August 26, 2011

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.

Well, the refrigerator looks pretty good, but not so for the freezer. I decided it was time to clean it out when stuff was falling out every time it was opened. We found several things to get rid of--some only a month old and others several years old. The recent things were put in the freezer because they were reaching the end of their shelf life in the refrigerator. That's because no one really liked them. And if we're honest about things, we won't like them any better when they are thawed.

That means that we've got to accept that some food waste in inevitable.  It's too bad, but sometimes a recipe or a purchase just doesn't work out. 

The rice was only a month old, but the red stuff was five years old.

1 comment:

  1. Honestly, one of the things I look for in recipes is whether it asks for lots of ingredients that I anticipate will ultimately end of being wasted. That just drives me bonkers. You'll often find me increasing the amount of fresh herbs in recipes in order to use up more. :-) This works for me because I like strong flavors.

    And I'm still working out a follow up story to our first date, but yes, we actually only dated long distance. I think it worked because we were friends first.


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