Well, the Food Waste Reduction Challenge went out with a bang. We did really well on meals, but had some issues with odds n' ends.
To be fair, I went through the fridge yesterday and made sure I got rid of items that had gone bad instead of surreptitiously throwing it out after the challenge.
Here are the results of the last week:
1 cup sour cream
12 oz buttermilk
1 cup salsa
3 heads of broccoli
1/2 cup black olives
1 head lettuce
1 cup basil
I suppose I could have tried to whip together some sort of Mexi-thing, but most of the ingredients had gone south and I didn't think they were safe to eat. One nice thing about clearing out the fridge frequently is that I know that everything left in there is edible so I have no excuses for the next week or two.
All in all, I think we did fairly well this month in reducing the amount of food we toss out. We generally compost a heck of a lot more than we did last month, although we still really need to work on the kid's leftovers (as many of you did).
How did the challenge go for you? Will you continue trying to reduce how much you throw out or did having to fess up to your food waste sins make you think twice about your food?
Oh, and don't think I'm done commenting on yesterday's post. I have a lot more to say on the matter.