Friday, June 8, 2012

Food Waste Friday--June 8, 2012

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 no waste this week. Yea!

However, my husband said something that gave me food for thought.

Store brand and name brand crackers
Here's the long version of the story.
My parents save all of the crackers they are served with their soup and salads when they eat out. However, they rarely eat them when they get home. They just save them up. Therefore when we visit, we take their stash home with us. So every few months or so, we are eating up their leftover crackers. This happened recently. I made soup and asked Ward if he wanted a little pack of crackers to go with it. He said, "Sure, that's the only time I'm going to get name brand crackers." He said it playfully, but it made me think.

  • I didn't know that the brand made a difference to him. Had he told me and I didn't pay attention?
  • Is my family so tuned into our thriftiness that they don't even think there are options?
  • When we can afford it, why are we eating an inferior product instead of a better one?
  • Sometimes saving money is a game to me, but do I go overboard?
Do you think that sometimes you get carried away with your thriftiness?