I don’t bite into whole apples. Instead I use a knife and quickly cut around the core. A few weeks ago, my Dad was visiting and he watched me cut up an apple. Just before I popped the core into my compost bin, he said “Gimme that.” So I did dutifully. He took the squared off core and carefully nibbled all around it, eating what I almost discarded.
I smiled. It’s true – the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. And I still have a few things to learn from my frugal Dad.
I have a confession to make. I’ve been wasting apples – little bits of apple. What else did I waste this week? Let’s take a look…
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Limes – Forgotten: I haven’t been using my juicer. Found these little guys hiding in the back of my fridge.
Pasta with chicken bits – Too much: Pouring in the rest of the pasta box was not a good idea. It’s best to measure pasta. Even though pasta is cheap and abundant, I still shouldn’t waste it.
Since the apple core experience, I’ve been nibbling on apple cores. I haven’t been nibbling down to the core as expertly as my Dad did, but I’m nibbling more than before. I’m always happy to see improvement in life. Yes, I’m a happy little nibbler.
How about you? Are you a happy little nibbler? Are you eating what you used to discard? Please share in a Comment.