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
Top Shelf – Spreads, fats, garlic, cheese and yogurt – all with life left in them
Top Middle Shelf – Grapes and a pepper – to be eaten over the weekend
Door – Fresh eggs and milk
There’s food waste to confess. I’ve taken it out of the fridge for the photo. It’s time to give myself a talking to, me thinks.
There’s cauliflower, pastry and bacon to be disposed of. They are beyond redemption. I’m not proud of myself. Not. One. Little. Bit.
Since the start of 2013 my food-waste has definitely been on the increase. I’m not sure why? As my routine hasn’t changed. Maybe that’s the issue? Familiarity can breed complacency.
It may well be time for a shake-up. In fact a revamp of the routine is on the cards.
Watch this space!
Let’s end on a more cheery note. Dinner tonight will be slow-cooked vegetable curry for the Hubby, Second-born and I. I’ll also be prepping a lasagne for First-born – she’s not a curry fan. I’ll freeze what’s leftover for next Friday.
Needless to say it won’t be a shop-bought ready-meal lasagne. I’m feeling rather reassured this week about my practice of cooking-from-scratch after all the UK headlines. In fact I may actually opt for soya mince instead this week.
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 properly.