I’ve been following The Frugal Girl‘s blog for several months, my favorite posts are her Food Waste Fridays. Every Friday FG cleans out her fridge and publicly fesses up to what was wasted. You can read her story at the link above, it’s a really great blog and worth a few minutes of your day.
I’ve decided to join in (this week at least, who knows if I’ll remember next week!)
I raided my fridge and freezer and only came up with a few things.
1. half a can of tomato puree leftover from when we made butter chicken
about 3 weeks ago. Yes, 3 weeks ago. Yes, I know.
There wasn’t much I could do here so I rinsed out the can and it’s in the recycling bin. Well, it’s waiting to be put in the recycling bin because it’s really cold in my garage right now.
And for the record, yes, I’m screaming on the inside because I didn’t properly store it or put it in the freezer soup bag. BAD MEG!
2. 2 Tbsp of heavy cream. This may have been leftover from the butter chicken as well, or may have been for something else. I rarely buy heavy cream because it’s SOOO expensive, I think my hubby did the shopping this week.
I figured the leftover cream was a sign that I needed another cup of coffee, so I used about 1/2 Tbsp in my coffee and tossed out the rest. If it had been 2 days younger I would have mixed it in with my son’s milk, but why risk it? Yes, I realize the hypocrisy in what I just wrote.
On the bright side, I found two things I forgot we had that I could defiantely use!
I completely forgot that we had some blue cheese stuffed olives (hello breakfast!!!!) and this:
Don’t look at me like that. I put the empty pickle jar back in the fridge, but there’s a reason! Pickle juice happens to make the most succulent, delicious roast you will ever taste in your life. For real!
I’m not the only crazy person who saves pickle juice, read more ideas here.
Take a look in your fridge, freezer and pantry. How much did you waste this week?