Food waste is the single most effective way to loose money. I say loose money because if you spent hard earned money on food, and then wasted the food, you effectively lost the money. Now speaking for myself.....
When I loose money, say a 5 or 10 dollar bill that I might have
We go to the produce market on Sunday's and stock up for the week, with all that lovely and healthy produce, as the days in the week roll by and for what ever reason produce begins to go bad instead of being eaten, I don't always see it as wasteful.
Which is silly because the half of a cucumber that softened quickly and immediately molded, is waste. The radish cluster that got lost in the vegetable drawer until it declined into a green puddle with red bumps, is waste. The lemon that sat so pretty in the fruit bowl until it became a hard leather shell, is waste. The salad greens that started out as good intentions, becoming limp, yellow and slippery, also waste.
I also think this is so much easier to have this happen when it is a small family or just us. In past years with the kids home, there was no waste. It was a busy cycle of , get the food home, so it could be eaten! Therefore with our family of two, I need to work smarter, not
Here are some examples from this past week.....
We had oranges in the fruit bowl, they had been there just long enough that we had lost interest in peeling the leathery skins at lunch time. The solution was fresh and delicious.
We tend to keep a lot of condiments in the refrigerator. There would possible be more, if we had a bigger refrigerator! For some reason I don't think you can have too many, or maybe I just like them. Either way, I will buy something to try and sometimes it can get lost, in that secret vault area known as the back of the shelf. Which was the case with a jar of roasted mild peppers with lime juice. They were beginning to turn.....
1 onion sliced and ringed out (did not use for this dish)
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