Not being wasteful is very important to me. I bring my own bags to the grocery store, I bike to the library, I recently even darned a pile of socks – you get the picture. So why, why, why am I wasting so much food as leftovers?!
Maybe it’s because my containers are opaque and I appear to lack the gene that would allow me to remember the contents. Whatever the reason, the issue weighs down on me. It takes up all the usable fridge space, making it hard for the fresh food to assert its’ healthy presence.
I have the very best of intensions. We eat in almost exclusively, and we make very nice meals. I put the leftovers in containers and stack them semi-neatly in the fridge. And there they sit until I get around to doing a rotten food clean-out. I vow and re-avow to amend my wasteful ways, and yet here I am yet again with a refrigerator full of blue ribbon science fair winners.
I am going to undertake a 30 day “Waste No food” challenge. My goal is to not throw away any formerly edible food. (Shouldn’t be too hard – right?) Join me in this challenge, you food wasters of the world and let me know how it’s working for you. I’ll check in with you as well to let you know how casa Wolk-Stanley is holding up.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”