Friday, September 2, 2011

Food Waste Friday

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 hope you will participate with me in food waste Friday, too! 

This week was much better than last week! But I've still got plenty of room for improvement considering how well we were at all but eliminating food waste at the beginning of the summer.

This is a small portion of ricotta cheese that has been sitting, and sitting, and sitting. I put plastic wrap down on top of the cheese which kept it good for longer, but that time has long since passed! I also had two produce casualties this week; half a red pepper from our CSA got mushy, but I saved the other half as part of dinner last night! And then I cut into a plum that I bought yesterday and found that it was rotten through the!

Ricotta cheese seems to be the thing I throw out the most for on Food Waste Fridays. Do you have any food like that...always struggling to use it up before it goes bad? At least I know that I'm bad with ricotta since it is always cropping up in these pictures! So really, it is shame on me for not having a better plan when I buy it! I've frozen some (so it didn't go bad!) which I'll use in a lasagna sometime soon. 

It looks like we are shaping up for a less eventful weekend here on the East Coast. Happy Memorial Day!


  1. You mean Happy Labor Day! hehehehe :) Maybe another cup of coffee? I know I need some! have a good day!

  2. Oh dear. Yes, Labor Day! Whew, another cup of coffee indeed!

  3. Haha, I can never remember which is which either. I just know it's a holiday. :)
    Good luck with the ricotta, I can never think of any other uses for it either, besides lasagna.

  4. So do you throw out spoilt food into the garbage or do you compost it or put it into a worm farm?

  5. I do not have any way to compost right now (we have an iffy bitty yard in a town home community) but I could probably do some sort of worm bucket. It's on my "to research" list! I do put as much as possible down the garbage disposer, which I think is next best to composting. This ricotta went the way of the disposer :-)


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