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.