Nope, it's not a joke, I'm going to try to stick to posting those every Friday again. I stopped posting specifically about my Food Waste mid-February and guess what? My food waste ramped up! So since it's evident I cannot be responsible without this accountability, I'm going to bore everyone by starting this weekly post again :)
- 3 potatoes that had started to rot in my pantry. I suppose I need to stop buying veggies just because they're cheap, especially those in large quantities like this because I just end up having to throw some away. Interestingly enough, it always seems to be the Idaho/Russet potatoes that end up rotting. The Klondike Gold and Red Potatoes have been in my pantry longer than they have and they show no sign of rotting. No picture today, it was disgusting enough to have to smell them. Yuck!
- The kids never finished the last three bags that I bought and they spoiled. I didn't realize because I was avoiding having to look too closely so I had to compost them. Grrr. Had I not been lazy, I could have frozen them!
- I should have checked the fruit bowl more carefully because 3 apples spoiled without my noticing. I had to compost them.
- I also composted the end of a cucumber that had fallen in the back of the fridge and rotten.
- I used up some strawberries that were starting to go mushy to make Triple Berry Oatmeal Scones. Yum!
- I grilled the asparagus that I had bought last Thursday from Aldi. They didn't smell very fresh when I opened the package but after I rinsed them they were OK. I grilled them over 2 days. Unfortunately, the first day I forgot to save the ends to make asparagus soup and I just composted them. But the 2nd day I just composted the worst of the woody ends and froze the rest so I can try to make asparagus soup with them when I have enough.
|I didn't have a picture of the ends that I saved to here are the ones that I ended up grilling! which leads me to another save...|
- See the impurities in the avocado oil there in the picture? it's because I had already basted some asparagus previously grilled with the cheeseburgers so the basting brush picked up some of the grilled meat and dropped it back into the oil. It's expensive oil and I didn't use it all up so I strained it with a fine strainer and used a funnel to put it back into the bottle.
I'd love to hear how YOU did this week! Feel free to post links back to your own Food Waste Friday posts in the comments.
This post was inspired by Kristen at The Frugal Girl, who started blogging about her food waste back in 2008.