Food Waste Friday – The Second Week and The First Bre-tato

Kristen, a.k.a. The Frugal Girl posts her weekly food waste on Fridays. She has inspired me to be more mindful to not waste food, and to use it up before it ends up inedible and fuzzy in the refrigerator. So, I’m jumping on board and joining in the Food Waste Friday fun 😉 This is my second week posting.

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This week, I wasted another half of a potato, but this time I know it was not my fault. That same 10lb bag of potatoes that I bought a couple of weekends ago had a few more unpleasant surprises in store for me when I went to grab a bunch of them to make potato salad to go with our Family Day Rib Fest 🙁 But, on the upside, the potatoes that did make the cut were deliciously wonderful when saladed up! I also wasted the end piece of a loaf of Gluten-free rice bread. I was trying to use it to make bread crumbs for fish cake coating, but I left it in the toaster oven too long and, well, it turned into a charcoal-esque disk.

Introducing the world to the first Bre-tato. The coupling of the vindicated, self-assured (yet still doomed) potato and an insecure, over-tanned (equally doomed) slice of bread.

Overall, not too bad, but would like to get a lot better at reducing our wasteful habits and reusing as much as possible 🙂

I hope you all have a wonderful Supercalifrugalisticexpialidocious weekend!

Food Waste Friday – First time out

Kristen, a.k.a. The Frugal Girl posts her weekly food waste on Fridays.  She has inspired me to be more mindful to not waste food, and to use it up before it ends up inedible and fuzzy in the refrigerator.  So, I’m jumping on board and joining in the Food Waste Friday fun 😉

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This week, I wasted a potato, but I don’t think it was my fault. I bought a 10lb bag of potatoes on the weekend and when I went to pull some out mid-week, there was a very rotten, ugly one in the bag. I think they snuck it in already rotten 🙁 I also had to sacrifice half an onion that had gone off, but was able to use the other half, so it wasn’t a total waste.  Oh – and I had just over a litre of lactose-free milk (which is ++ expensive that regular lactose laden milk) that was set to expire the next day, so I divided it up into five 1-cup servings, bagged and froze them to use in later baking – so no waste there – yay!

I don’t have a picture this week because I hadn’t committed to this post until this morning, but I’ll make sure to snap pictures of any food waste next week 🙂  It may be a little gross sometimes, but knowing that may help me to use things up to avoid having to publish embarrassing rotten food pictures too often 😉