It’s Friday Guys – My turn once more to host Food Waste Friday!
Each week since March 2008, in order to motivate her to waste less food, Kristen The Frugal Girl, has posted a picture of any food that has gone bad over the last seven days. She found this embarrassing practice so helpful, to her, that she invited other bloggers to post their own photos, and Food Waste Friday was born.
I started participating in October 2010 and have found, that 2-years on, the amount of food I waste is minimal. In fact every Friday, as part of my No Waste Tastes Great routine, I account (and devise a plan) for all my potential food waste as well as confessing to any items that I failed to save.
Kristen has kindly asked me to host Food Waste Friday, alternate weeks (when she doesn’t post herself), and her initial invite for everyone to join in is cordially extended here!
As someone who is not a morning person**, I keep being told by those, who are, that it’s ‘the best part of the day’. So I thought I’d give it a try.
This post is scheduled to go live at 10am, so you wouldn’t have been aware how early I was at the keyboard. I’m wondering whether you’ll be able to tell by how it’s written, or whether it will have more errors?
(There could have been a critical error! I titled it No Waste Tastes Great (and wrote the entire post) instead of Food Waste Friday, almost forgetting it was my turn to host! Only when I went to cut and paste some text from my last NWTG post did I realise!)
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
The top shelf contains much more spread and cooking fats that usual. So much so it has spread to the shelf below. I’ve been busy in the kitchen this week – baking the perfect cupcake.
There’s cucumber, tomatoes, peppers and grapes still to eat. They will be included in a picnic for the Hubby and I. We’re hitting (a wet and soggy) Cannock Chase Forest this evening as we have Paloma Faith tickets. I get a night off cooking for the Kids as they are being otherwise entertained also.
On the bottom shelf – I have one olive and one baby beetroot to consume. I’m a little curious as to how just one of each remained in each jar? Regardless they can pop themselves on my lunch plate.
The door is holding milk, to be used over the weekend, a few limes and a couple of lemons. Time to chop and freeze to ensure a food-save.
Food-waste confession time. Not all the grapes that were in the fridge will be making it along to the concert this evening.
There are 2 punnets with some shriveled and frankly inedible red grapes at the bottom. Grapes frequently elude me on the eating-up-front. We did try them, but first-born commented they ‘tasted funny’. Off to the recycling bin they go, and a note to self is mentally written about trying harder with fruit/veg that has limited food-save options.
**I mentioned I’m Not a Morning Person.
See, there’s the mug to prove it. My second coffee is about to go in it!
As always I’ll leave the last word to Kristen…
“How did you do this week? If you blogged about your food waste, link us up by entering your info into the widget below. You’ll save money, reduce your trash output, and get a little publicity for your blog! And if you don’t blog, you can still share about your food waste by leaving a comment.
**I’ve decided not to include the LINKY for the foreseeable. My blog doesn’t allow links on the actual post, and being redirected to another page isn’t ideal. Please drop your link in the comments section.** Jo
Those of you who participate in Food Waste Friday can now grab a fancy-schmancy button to perk up your posts. If you copy and paste the following code into your Food Waste Friday post, this little graphic will appear.”
<div align="center"><a href="http://simplybeingmum.com/" title="Simply Being Mum"><img src="http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/food-waste-with-leaf-v2.1.jpg" alt="Simply Being Mum" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
If you blog on WordPress, just make sure you’re in html mode when you copy and paste the code, or it won’t work