Food Waste Friday Returns

by Elizabeth on November 11, 2011 · 13 comments

in Food Waste Friday

It’s been so long since I’ve done a food waste post!  We are just going to pretend that the past few weeks haven’t happened and I didn’t throw out SO.MUCH.FOOD.  We are starting with a blank slate this week.

First up is a box of vanilla wafers.  I don’t remember buying them and have no idea how long they have been in my pantry.  I found them last night when I needed a clothes pin to keep the cat food bag closed.  I tried them and they were incredibly stale.  I guess I could make banana pudding, but I don’t have any of the ingredients other than the wafers.  And there is a lot of them left.  I like banana pudding, but not enough to eat an entire 9×13 pan of it.  So these went into the trash.

I also wasted about a quarter of a loaf of apple cinnamon banana bread.  I was really excited about the recipe, but it did not turn out how I expected and the flavor wasn’t great.  I just kept ignoring it until it started to grow some mold.  I threw it out and now I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to force myself to eat the second loaf that’s in the freezer.

What did you waste this week?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 A'Llyn November 11, 2011 at 11:33 am

Sometimes boring bread is better toasted? Warm, with butter or peanut butter or jam, a variety of sins of dullness may be hidden.


2 Molly November 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

You’re not, you’re going to take it to work and foist it on the others.
Or top with nutella.


3 Elizabeth November 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

This is a terrific idea. Why didn’t I think of Nutella? YUM.


4 Lisa @ Cents To Save November 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Visiting from The Frugal Girl! I had some celery that got away from me and ….. always bananas. Oh well.


5 Elizabeth November 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

That’s not terrible! Do you put your (peeled) bananas in the freezer? You should! That’s how I make banana bread. If I have a banana get away from me, I just peel it and throw it in the freezer. Once I have 3 or 4, I make banana bread or muffins!


6 Cate November 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

I do the same thing! They’re good for smoothies, too. Some weeks we eat all the bananas right away, and other weeks they languish on the counter until I finally peel them and toss them in the freezer…


7 Amber November 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

“I like banana pudding, but not enough to eat an entire 9×13 pan of it.”

how bad is it that I like banana pudding enough to eat an entire 9×13 pan of it and probably lick the pan clean? :/


8 Cate November 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

Me too. ><


9 Arleen November 11, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Ooh, bread pudding!


10 Molly November 12, 2011 at 7:54 am

Ok, so last night I was making your cinnamon roll cake (which, by the way, is amazingly delicious and will SOOOOO go in the repertoire), and I open the oven to find a whole butternut squash, molding. MOLD! On a yummy butternut squash! We think we forgot about it last weekend when we were cooking (we only cook on the weekends), so that sucker sat in there all week and grew yucky. Gross.


11 Elizabeth November 12, 2011 at 10:27 am

Sad. 🙁 It happens though. I’m glad you like the cake! I should make it again; it’s super delicious.


12 Bre-anne November 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

Try using it in bread pudding! I’ve had some delicious bread pudding made with banana quick bread, and this sounds like it might work well too.


13 Reese November 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Oooh, next time you find a box of stale cookies or crackers, make bread crumbs! So many amazing things you can “Bread” with sweet crumbs 😉

Nutella sounds like aplan. OR nutella AND peanut butter. Or just peanut butter. OR MAKE FRENCH TOAST WITH IT. Calories don’t count on weekends. Just sayin’


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