Friday, April 15, 2016

Food Waste Friday



  • I had to compost a Russet potato and 2 Red potatoes that had spoiled.









    • The cantaloupe that I cut on Monday looked fine but the bottom had actually started to rot or get moldy and I hadn't realized. I cut up the bad parts and ate the rest, even though it was very bland.


    • The bag of apples I bought his week contained an apple that had started to spoil. I put it in the fridge until I could slice and dehydrate it, along with another apple that was in the fridge for the same reason.


    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 Girlwho started blogging about her food waste back in 2008.

    6 comments:

    1. I don't remember throwing out much this week, but overall I've been a little lax in my food waste this month. Fresh vegetables seem to been getting away from me.

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      1. You have other things to worry about than Food Waste so don't beat yourself up about it! Veggies are always hard but if you think you're not going to use them, throw them in the freezer. I tend to wait too long to do that and then I have to compost them, or at least part of them.

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    2. I had some food waste when I cleaned out the fridge on Monday - some leftover food that sat in the fridge too long. Not eaten because I really didn't have the appetite for it. I was hoping daughter would eat it, but she didn't have an appetite for it, either, since she was ill. Also tossed half a cup of coffee (kept in the fridge for 2 days thinking I'll drink it, but didn't want it). I don't like wasting food, but I'm being a little lenient with myself during this time - unusual circumstances.

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      1. Absolutely! Illness and leftovers don't mix well, usually.

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    3. I was very disappointed that I had to throw away a whole 10 pound bag of potatoes this week! I had bought them and neglected to bring them down to the basement where it is cooler. They were sitting in the dining room on a shelf for about a week and a half (which in my opinion should have lasted longer than that even if they werent in the basement) and each time I glanced at them they looked ok. When I went to use them a few days ago I picked the bag up and there was brown liquid rot all over the place and the smell just reeked after I moved the bag (I was amazed that there was no odor before that point at all.) I guess I could have opened the bag and checked to see if there were a few worth saving but the mess that would have made would have been too much and the smell started making me gag so I just chucked the whole bag. I only paid $1.49 for it, I think, but that is still a ton of waste that I should have been more on top of. Other than that I had to get rid of one single fuzzy strawberry. I'm on top of everything now. I went through the whole fridge and made a few changes to my meal plan to ensure everything is going to be used up before it goes bad.
      You live, you learn, right?!

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      1. Rotten potatoes are the worst. I don't blame you for throwing the whole bag away, the stench from that brown liquid is something powerfully bad and gag-inducing for sure. Yuck.

        I considered buying another bag of 8 or 10 lbs of them today at Save A Lot because they were $1.99 but I still have red potatoes and Klondike Gold and I'm going to wait until they're all used up until I buy more, even if it means that I'm missing the sale since having to throw them away before I can use them isn't a deal at all!

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