Friday, May 7, 2010

Food Waste Fridays

I have decided to finally join up with Frugal Girl and participate in Food Waste Fridays.  This is what she has to say about Food Waste Fridays....

"Every week, I post a picture of the food that has gone bad over the last seven days. I started doing this in March of 2008 to help motivate myself to use up my food instead of wasting it and it’s been very effective. Since it helped me so much, I invited other bloggers to join me in posting their food waste photos, and Food Waste Friday was born."

I figure this will be a great way to hold my family accountable for eating what we have and thus spending less money on new food :)  I am so tired of those containers in the back of the fridge that have science experiments growing in them.  Last night I had a sweet potato and avocado for dinner and made banana bread and apple muffins in order to reduce the amount of food waste for the week :)  Crazy dinner but it was delicious!

So I don't actually have a picture of my food waste from this week because I forgot to take pictures of it but we did waste two things (not bad for the first week!!!).  I had to compost a handful of blueberries that I forgot to freeze and I also threw out 4 applesauce muffins that I made (we really didn't like them very much and I am surprised that 8 got eaten). 

My pictures this week are of the food I saved.  Here are the bananas which are now banana bread and the yummy sweet potatoes, one of which I had for dinner.

Check out Frugal Girl if you want to play along with Food Waste Fridays :)


blueviolet said...

That is just too funny! Sad because it's wasted, but funny nonetheless to see it photographed!

Connie Weiss said...

What a great idea and way to keep yourself accountable. I've been wasting a lot less food lately...but my kids still waste too much.

Sarah @ The Domestic CEO said...

I made some zucchini muffins that we weren't too fond of too. I think the last 4 will be in our food waste this coming week.

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl said...

Yay! So glad to have you joining us.

We sometimes have really odd lunches in order to use up food. lol

Grace said...

I have discovered that FWF is a great way to get rid of the leftovers. I feel very accountable when I know I’m going to open up my refrigerator to the world every Friday! ;-)

Annie said...

I like this meme, something different!

Enjoy the weekend.

Happy Mother's Day.

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