Friday, January 20, 2012

Food Waste Friday--January 20, 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. 

I didn't have any waste this week unless you count the stuff that I didn't count. Confused? That means we did well enough with the big stuff that I thought I'd see how much waste we had that was so small I wouldn't normally count it. What did that include?

Squished cherry tomato
1/2 of a baby carrot that was rotten
2 potato ends that were going bad
I actually consider these part of a success. I put the rest of the carrots and potatoes into a shepard's pie before they went bad too.

1 squished cherry tomato--This one rolled off the counter and I stepped on it when I was looking for it to pick up.

6 kernels of popcorn--These fell on the floor when the hard-to-open bag of popcorn "popped" open. 

My conclusion from this experiment, "Don't sweat the small stuff."


  1. Well done on the small amount of non-waste! :) Additionally, I don't count stuff that gets left on my son's plate or else my reports would reflect a bit more waste.

  2. Dear June, How do you end up with a potato end???

  3. After pondering a moment I "get" the potato end. I had fridge contents on the brain.

  4. What I meant was that I was peeling potatoes and two of them had a bad spot on the end. I cut the bad parts off and used the rest. I also cut the baby carrot in two and used the good half of it.

    However, maybe potato ends could be a new dish. I'll have to think about that.

  5. Great job! I wouldn't have counted those either! :)!

  6. You did great! :) Hoping I do better next week!

  7. Oh, you did great! I throw away more on kids' plates every week. But I usually don't count it towards my total because I most of the time have no control over it. I guess I just pick my fights :)

  8. This sounds a lot like my week. Yay for not sweating the small stuff!


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