I just love The Frugal Girl blog. Really - just love!
Each week (well - most weeks) she blogs about her food waste, a kind of public declaration, aimed to reduce her own food waste. And she invites the rest of us to join her!
And ... well, the title of this post says it all really.
My only defense would be that we had house guests over the holiday period so there were lots of bits left over from meals (it's hard cooking for a large group and getting the portions just right every time!) and that we were busy-er than usual.
And now for food waste Hall of Shame ...
We have left over Chinese carry out sauce, macaroni and cheese, mushroom risotto, spicy pinto beans and (gulp) salmon.
And we're not done yet ...
Next we have a Pannetone, that had been opened and then left to go stale.
A wedge of pecan pie, bought because we all thought we would like pecan pie, only to find out that we didn't.
Asparagus that was left out on the counter overnight (which I'm usually so picky about, but this seemed distinctly slimy the next morning.
Fresh pineapple that was left to go fizzy and fermenty.
And a heel of (nice) bread that was left to go so stale, there was no use for it.
And the really, truly most awful thing about this? I started to clean out my refrigerator this morning, saw that there were more things that should really be added to the list, and decided to put off cleaning it out, so my list wouldn't have to be longer.
The title of this post says it all ... really, very, incredibly not good :-(
How was your food waste this week? Feel free to share; I'd love to hear from you!