Which is why I was so thrilled recently to come across another blogger who hates wasteas much as (or more than) I do. The Frugal Girl has a weekly feature where she posts a picture of all the food she had to throw away for the week, and invites other bloggers to do the same. The idea is to feel some accountability – who wants to admit they threw away all that money to the whole world? – to help you avoid throwing away food in the future.
So in the picture above, you see what I threw away this week:
- a cooked kabocha squash
- a serving of beans
- half a serving of peanut-butter-chocolate oatmeal topped with bananas.
The story about the squash is very sad. I cooked it in order to puree it, and left it on the stove top to cool. And forgot about it. All night. I hate it when I do that!
The beans just languished in the fridge because they were just one serving, and kind of got pushed to the back and forgotten.
As for the oatmeal, I just made myself way too much of it one morning, and couldn’t finish it. And after it had spent a day in the fridge, it didn’t look so appetizing anymore. Yuck. So it spent the rest of the week in the fridge, waiting to be eaten, only to be studiously avoided. Oh well. Next time I’ll make myself a smaller portion!
While we’re on the subject, I thought you might like to read my most recent post for Homemaker’s Challenge: 5 Foods You Should Never Throw Away. You may be surprised by the amazing things you can accomplish with food scraps you used to throw down the disposal: apple peels and cores, citrus peels, veggie scraps and more! Waste food no more!
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