Friday, May 4, 2012

Walk of Shame: Food Waste Friday


     So I've decided to join in on the Frugal Girl's food waste Friday in hopes that public accountability will make me waste less food.It's not like I plan to waste food. But who really does that? Anyone who wants to join is welcome! Please let me know I'm not alone! Even if you don't have a blog, you can join in by leaving a comment. And if you have any suggestions on how to be less wasteful, please share. :-)
     Okay, now for what I've had to throw out this week. Sorry, I don't have any pics. Maybe next week. But hopefully not, because I'm not going to waste anything next week, right?... 
     1. Half a box of Sam's club croissants. I overestimated how many croissants would be required for one tub of chicken salad. Generally, one box of 20 croissants fits one 32 oz tub of chicken salad. I used what I could of the second box until they got stale. 
  2. A pint of cut up strawberries. :-/ All ready to eat and everything. I just didn't get them eaten in time. 
     3. One boneless chicken breast. I usually freeze my chicken breasts in pairs, so if I don't plan ahead for the following day, the second thawed breast goes bad before I get around to using it. One breast usually is enough for me, my husband and my 2 year old. 
     4. A liter pitcher of cold brewed white tea. That made me kind of sad, because that was my free sample from Plum District and I liked it. Guess I'll have to order some now! 
     5. Some leftover chips from Mexican take-out. I must admit this one doesn't bother me as much as the others. Is that bad? We got what we wanted for 2 different meals and didn't really want anymore. 
     6. Three of four onions. I'd bought a 3 lb bag, didn't use them all, and they were sprouting and rotting. This time I only bought one large onion. 
     7. Half a bag of lettuce. No excuse. It was a busy week last week and I didn't get around to making a lot of salads. 
     8. 1/3 of a cucumber. Same as number 7. 
     Well, that's all I can think of for now. I'm sure I missed something. Hopefully I will do better next week!


  1. I have to admit we throw out food every week usually is leftovers! After raising 5 kids it is so difficult to cook for just the 2 of us!

    1. Yes, I've thrown those out in the past too! It is especially irksome when it's restaurant leftovers that to paid for. Not that you don't pay for home-cooked food, but--you know what I mean. :-)

  2. We are sooooo bad at this as well! We have five kids and tend try so hard to plan our meals, but with so many activities after school, and every kid being picky and liking different things we fail miserably. Last week I threw out $25 of salmon and wanted to CRY! UGH! So, I feel your pain! If you find a better way, I'd love to know!

  3. Oh I know it! I wish i had an answer for you. I am still struggling with meal planning myself. I hear crockpot meals are the way to go with busy families. :-)