It’s Food Waste Friday once again. Started by The Frugal Girl (Kristen) in March of 2008, Food Waste Friday takes aim at reducing food waste.
Why do such a silly thing? Motivations may vary, but my primary motivation is creating less trash. And, I’ve also saved money. Ka-ching! I’m buying less food, eating leftovers, and digging into my pantry foods before they expire. Imagine that.
Here’s what I have this week:
Homemade tomato sauce– Too much: This last bit went to waste.
Chicken bits– Always too much: Not enough carnivores in the house.
Yellow pepper– Too risky: Touched the old chicken bits.
Beets– Forgotten: I baked beets in advance for salads and then forgot about them.
Not bad. No fruit waste this week. Yay!
Want to reduce your food waste? Just follow this simple rule: If you buy it, eat it.
That is, if the it is food. Otherwise, as Gilda Radner’s character would say… never mind.
Have a fantastic Labor Day.
Video clip of Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) – Violins on TV