Thursday, October 10, 2013

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Oct. 11, 2013

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. Also, I am using this public forum to encourage us to eat out less which includes better meal planning. You can follow how we are doing in this endeavor by reading True Food Confessions.

This Week's Food Waste

This week my fridge was full of almost empty containers.

The refrigerator was getting pretty full after we found a sale on milk, so I decided it needed rearranging and cleaning. Among other things, here is what I found.  

  • -An olive jar with one olive in it. 
  • -A pickle jar with one pickle slice in it.
  • -A storage container with one orange slice in it.
  • -A bowl with five grapes in it.
  • -A bowl with two potato slices.

I not sure how we ended up with all of those almost empty containers, but they made it really easy to create extra space in the fridge. The only part that was waste were the two potato slices. They were probably okay, but since they were cooked with meat, I didn't chance it. 

Bulletin: This just in. Tonight's supper included burnt rice.  Really burnt rice. The whole pot will have to go. :(

This Week's True Food Confessions

If I'm going to do True Food Confessions this week, it would have to be that I bought and enjoyed Pop-Tarts. I've not been a big Pop-Tart eater over the years mostly because they got too fancy when they put icing on them. So when I saw this box of plain strawberry (my favorite flavor) without icing, I had to have them. I put up a good front when I paused in front of them at Aldi's about how they weren't good for me and how I really didn't need them. After a couple of minutes of this hemming and hawing, Ward popped (pun intended) a box into the cart and said we had to move on. And if we're all going to be honest, we are all enjoying them. I hope this was a one-time buy for Aldi's and I won't be faced with the same temptation next week.

On other fronts we had Mexican and Chinese over the weekend while we were out of town and enjoyed roast chicken, spinach pie, pizza, and sloppy joes the rest of the week.

Until next time...