March 30, 2012

Food Waste Friday: Oh No You Didn't

(Courtesy of Kristen at The Frugal Girl)
Oh, yes I did.

I actually used up all the leftovers in my fridge this week. Now, that's not to say that I didn't waste any food, because that would be a complete and utter fiction, but - unlike last week - what food that did get wasted was pretty minor (and cheap) compared to what did not.

For this, I am proud.

So what perfectly good food (er, previously perfectly good, anyway) did get thrown away to the faint sound of dollars being flushed down the garbage disposal that I do not have?

That would be a whole cucumber, a small amount of strawberries that got forgotten in the fridge, a teeny-tiny bit of cheese (smoked gouda, yuck), and a whole avocado. Boo. But on the other hand, none of it was Root Beer Pulled Pork, unlike this tragic week.

I also had two wizzled tomatoes, some dilled goat cheese, some cooked noodles, and some basil that were all well on their way to the trash can...until I put my cape on and rescued them by throwing them in a pan with some butter, onion, and garlic.

Wish I'd got the hang of that sooner.

So here's my fridge this morning. And, yes, that's a bowl of rib drippings with congealed fat on top.

You're welcome.