Despite setting ourselves, and some of our readers, a ‘no spend’ food challenge this week, there has still been some food waste.
Admittedly I found it last Sunday evening.
Our fridge was emitting one of those smells.
You know the ones?
The ones that hint of something in there which is way past its best.
I riffled through the chicken, cheese and obvious culprits, but couldn’t find anything.
Then I spotted it.
A lidded, plastic container at the back of the fridge on the bottom shelf.
The danger place if ever there was one.
I guess ‘that place’ isn’t so bad if you have a fridge at eye height; but ours is on the floor and it’s rare for me to get down on the floor when I want to take something out of the ‘fridge.
I opened it up to see the remains of a tin of pears. Fashionably sporting white fluffy brooches.
The picture doesn’t really do these beauties justice, but there we are. A pears – worth of food waste which ended up feeding the resident rat in the compost heap.
Overall though, I’m delighted with our progress this week. I’ve really enjoyed doing my ‘no spend’ food challenge because it’s forced me to be more creative; I’ve tackled making bread again (and plan to continue) AND I’ve added three more family-favourite recipes to my repertoire – banana and walnut loaf, baked beans and banana and brazil brownies (they were indeed very good).
In addition, I’ve saved a fortune.
But the best bit? I reckon I can do this for ANOTHER week!
Yep, I’m starting to view the contents of my cupboards in another way and I haven’t even touched the freezer yet.
So I might set myself another challenge; to have a sort through the freezer and see what is in there for using up.
How about you? How much food waste did you create this week?
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