Tuesday, May 5, 2015
I Screwed Up - the Food Waste Edition
The first incident - On Friday I went and did my regular grocery shop including purchasing 4 litres of milk for $4.59. On Sunday we discovered that the milk never made it from the trunk of my car to the fridge. Unfortunately, the garage was not cold as we had several nice days and by the time we figured out where the missing milk was - it had spoiled. Hard earned cash and milk down the drain.
The second incident - I usually buy cucumbers in packs of 3 thereby making them less than a dollar each as usually the cheapest single cucumber is around $1.50 - $2. We eat a lot of cucumbers so this usually isn't a problem. Except hubby went out of town on business for a few days and on his return purchased a pack of small cucumbers. I found one large very mushy untouched cucumber in the bottom of the fridge yesterday.
Things like these make me crazy. For the rest of the month I am going to be extremely vigilant about ensuring there is no food waste. I will not make too much dinner - causing us to throw out leftovers. I will monitor every single vegetable to ensure nothing goes to waste.
Do you have any food waste horror stories to share? If not how do you do it?