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Food Waste Friday 8/9/2013

FoodWasteFriday  This week I so wanted to have a “no waste” week. I wasn’t fully successful, but I’m not too disappointed with my efforts. I had to throw away some cherry tomatoes that were icky and a couple of slices of home made bread that smelled sour when I took them out of the bag. Some small eggplants from the garden may not make it. I’m going to try to use them today. A small amount of buttermilk that was out dated and a small amount of milk that was out dated. We really should have used that up! We were really good about using up several leftovers this week. How did you do with your food waste?

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Food Waste Friday…Not too bad this week.

FoodWasteFriday I had a better week than last week on the food waste front.

Thrown Away:

  • a little lettuce from the garden
  • a little tuna salad that didn’t get eaten
  • a few slices of homemade bread that started to mold
  • some cherry tomatoes from the garden
  • a little milk that was out of date

Saved:

  • Some really ripe bananas were sliced and topped with peanut butter for a snack
  • Some left overs were eaten up

How did you fare this week with food waste?

A Shameful Waste

FoodWasteFriday This is my first week participating in the Food Waste Friday (albeit a day late). I was really dreading my confession time. I had to throw out a lot of things…though I did have some good saves too.

Thrown out:

2 cabbages that had soured, a small bag of collards, a couple of small eggplants, 2 tomatoes and a handful of cherry tomatoes (all these from the garden). I also  threw away 1/2 a container of salsa that I’d gotten from Sam’s Club that we didn’t care for, some black bean and corn salsa that I’d been eating on for a week, 1/2 a jar of homemade strawberry syrup that looks like a spot of mold got on it, 1/2 a carton of whipping cream (out of date), 2 slices of Swiss cheese that were suspicious, and worst of all 2 quarts of home made yogurt that is too grainy because I overheated the milk. *sigh* 😦 It’s shameful all this waste!

Saved:

A very ripe tomato was sliced and added to dinner plates one night, a couple of very ripe bananas were topped with peanut butter for a snack, some salad lettuces from the garden were on the verge of going that were saved by having dinner salads, some black beans were frozen for later use, some home made rolls were processed into bread crumbs and frozen for later use. Some celery was diced and frozen for later use. I did use up 2 flour tortillas by making breakfast burritos one morning.

This is bound to be the worst Food Waste Friday I’ll have…I know I can do WAY better than this. If you would like to participate in Food Waste Friday, click on the logo above to get the html code to add to your blog…or just tell us about it here in the comments. 🙂

Food Waste Friday

FoodWasteFriday In an effort to be more mindful of using up food in the fridge instead of letting it go to waste, I am participating in Food Waste Friday starting this upcoming Friday 7/19/2013. This is where I will post embarrassing pictures of food that I have to throw out. I expect it will force me to rethink throwing it out if I have to be publicly accountable.  If you want to participate in Food Waste Friday on your blog, just visit The Frugal Girl blog (the link is in the margin on the right, or just click on the logo). She shares the code for this logo and leads the crusade in being more mindful or our food waste.