Every Friday, I join with The Frugal Girl and other bloggers to clean out my fridge and freezer and take a picture of anything that has gone bad over the last week. This holds me accountable to faithfully check every week, and motivates me to use up our leftovers. This has made a huge difference in the amount of food we waste every week. I encourage you to participate with me in food waste Friday, too!
This week was pretty good for us! I went to use up the last of a cucumber at lunch the other day and it was too slimy to salvage. Then last night I was looking for a snack and figured I'd clean out the applesauce since I couldn't remember how long it had been there, but found pink dots growing inside! Both of these could have been avoided if we had just used the last little bit, either when the previous serving was taken, or at least soon thereafter.
Thanks for the suggestions about heavy cream last week; I am going to try freezing some to use for baking next time I buy it from Costco!