Friday, July 15, 2011

Food Waste Friday 7-15-11

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 got rid of five eggs and some lemon juice.

The Waste: Five eggs 
The Reason: I don't practice what I preach. I have always told my kids when  cracking an egg for a recipe, crack it into a separate dish and then add it in case it's bad. Well, the other day I was cracking eggs into a bowl to make an omelet and guess what? One of them was bad and spoiled the rest.  Five eggs down the drain.

The Waste: Lemon juice

The Reason: My son used some lemon juice to make roasted broccoli and thought it tasted off. He poured the rest of the juice out. I don't think I have ever seen lemon juice go bad, but it was past its expiration date. More importantly, if Theodore is willing to cook, I am going to make sure that he has the ingredients he wants. Because when he cooks, that is one less time we are tempted to eat out which is a lot more expensive than anything we may be wasting at home.