This was kind of a weird week for food waste. I had a bag of carrots inexplicably go moldy after only a few weeks in the fridge. Usually carrots keep for over a month and only get dry and sort of shriveled. I’ve never had a bag of baby carrots have weird slimy places on them.
On Wednesday I cooked a chicken breast with some mushrooms and broccoli, but the breast was huge, so I only ate half and put the other half away for Thursday. But on Thursday, when I cut into and took the first bite, it tasted horrible. I don’t know whether it was that it had been over-microwaved or that balsamic vinegar-marinated chicken doesn’t keep, but whatever it was, it was gross and I had to throw away half of an organic chicken breast. That’s like $2.00. Sigh.
I also tossed the last banana muffin this morning. They weren’t that good to begin with and they were slightly over baked and I just couldn’t bring myself to eat it this morning. So I threw it out.
On a more successful front, I was able to rescue some slightly old broccoli florets from our beach trip by tossing them with pesto and pasta. I also used up all the eggs from last week’s egg dilemma. I cracked each one in a separate bowl before I used it, and they were all fine. And I have some celery and parsley that’s beginning to look a little sad in the fridge, but I plan to use that up next week in soup.
What did you waste this week? Did you make any saves?
This post is linked to Food Waste Friday