|Inspired by The Frugal Girl blog who started it all...|
Here is what
Why the struck through text? Because the devil is in the planning... 99% if the time, if I had planned better, I wouldn't have had to throw away food.
- 2 potatoes at the bottom of the older bag that I was using up had gotten soft and moldy, so I had to compost them.
- My daughter opened a bottle of organic apple juice a few days ago but neglected to put it in the fridge (she claims she didn't know it was supposed to be refrigerated). I found the bottle all swollen with gas and I had to dump it down the sink (3/4 of a bottle ).
- Update: I totally forgot to mention that there were 4 moldy grapes in a bag that I washed and had for lunch yesterday. I composted them. No photo was taken.
On the bright side, here is what I saved this week!
- I had ONE very brown banana so I cut it up and ate it with my morning cereal.
- I had stored another 10-lb bag of potatoes in a plastic bin, hoping that the darkness would prevent them from rotting since I was still finishing the first 10-lb bag that I had bought for $1.99. We don't have cellars or basements in Florida and no place in the house is ever cool enough for produce not to spoil for months. When I went to use some of the potatoes from that bag, I found that all of them had started to sprout pretty badly... but none of them were rotten! I made mashed potatoes with about 1/3 of the bag. I plan on planting a couple of potatoes outdoors (although it's kind of late in the year for Florida, we're supposed to plant them in January) and the rest will be eaten in time. A few eyes won't deter me from using them up.