Food Waste Friday

by Elizabeth on November 18, 2011 · 4 comments

in Food Waste Friday

Yikes.  This was not a very good week.

For some reason, I keep ending up with a weird amount of leftovers; too much to be a second serving, but not enough for another meal.  I’ve had a few very random meals (last night was breadsticks and sesame chicken) to try and prevent food waste, but this week, it just wasn’t possible.

This week I wasted some spinach that was supposed to be used up in a meal I never made, some cocktail meatballs from last weekend, and some roasted potatoes and broccoli from about 10 days ago that I just never felt like eating.

I was able to save some slightly sour milk by putting it in some baked goods and I sent some leftovers home with my mom the other day, so I guess I can’t call the week a total failure.

What did you waste this week?

This post is linked to The Frugal Girl

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristen@TheFrugalGirl November 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Ooh, that bag of spinach looks very familiar. I’ve lost a fair amount like that…just the last bit at the bottom of the bag!


2 Live and Learn-Toss and Turn November 18, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I have some spinach in a vegetable saver bag that is giving it a little longer shelf live. We are tired of salads, so I was thinking about braising it. Let’s see if I can get to it before I have to take a picture of it next week.


3 Colean November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

When I have some long-in-the-tooth spinach, I toss it in a smoothie with lots of fruit. It turns it an odd colour but you cant taste it at all!


4 Elizabeth November 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Sigh. I always forget about spinach smoothies. I never make smoothies but it is a terrific way to use up leftover spinach.


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