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!
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
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Quite a full Friday fridge. Once again my grocery shop didn’t happen until Tuesday of this week, rather than last Friday. But…finally I’m back on track. Now feeling much healthier, which in turn increases motivation and energy.
The top shelf is chocka full of cheeses, pate, coleslaw, humous. It all lends itself very nicely to a ‘choosing tea’ – as the Kids like to call it. I’ll grab some salad from Aldi this morning (cuke and grapes below will be included) and throw in some nuts and crackers. No cooking for me tonight. Or tomorrow lunch I’d imagine!
The yogurts all have plenty of life left in them yet.
Bottom shelf holds olives and piccolo tomatoes. I’ll adapt the simple pasta dish I posted last week to rustle up a meal next week.
Talking about next week, I’m back on the meal planning program.
Ad hoc shopping and cooking doesn’t work for me and leads to this;
Not a good look.
There’s a small saving grace.
I had strawberries and natural yogurt down as this weeks food waste casualties. But when I took this photo, I noticed the date on the yogurt.
I’d misread it as 1st of May rather than 10th. Must have been looking at it upside down? In the words of Homer Simpson “Duh!”.
Still, the strawberries are unsalvageable. Not good.
Particularly as yesterday I was reminded just how valuable food is.
The local school held a World War 2 Day. It was a fantastic day, with real people (yes, remember those, rather than the virtual kind ) talking about their experiences, plus other activities.
The lady talking about war-time food and rationing, obviously, had me enthralled.
I doubt many British children would have been eating limitless fruit in the early forties, let alone allowing it to go to waste? Just because we have an abundance of it now, should we treat it with any less respect?
Sometimes we just need to be reminded?
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.”
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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 p