Thursday, October 9, 2008

FOOD WASTE CHALLENGE UPDATE

I am a week and a half into the challenge I gave myself to not waste food. So time for an update. I was so good at the beginning of this challenge and wrote out a weekly menu and then a shopping list of what I would need. But the problem was that I never actually got to the supermarket - see post below about car. So I had to rely on Mr Gadget stopping at the shops to buy what I wanted (roll eyes here please). He doesn't exactly stick to lists! So what came home and what was on the list varied considerably. And the other issue has been the kids being home on school holidays - hungry kids, extra kids, food being eaten that was planned for a meal . Excuses, excuses, excuses!
Well you get the drift. There is definately room for improvement.
So now my car is back (and with the amount it cost to get repaired it is a wonder we can shop this week at all.) and armed with a new weekly menu plan and shopping list I hit the shops and brought exactly what was on the list. Even allowed for very hungry kids this time.
I have had a good look at what is in the fridge, freezer and pantry.
I have planned meals around using up older items first.
I have cleaned fridge, and threw into the compost some mouldy, stuff.
Have some meat I found in the recesses of the freezer defrosted, it has been there way too long and will go to the dog.
Hopefully next update will be a more postitive and successful one.

1 comment:

thenonconsumeradvocate said...

I issued a "Waste No Food Challenge" in May and am happy to see others doing the same thing!

Here's a link to the initial challenge and various updates:

http://thenonconsumeradvocate.wordpress.com/category/waste-no-food-challenge/

Best of luck with your non-food-wastage

-Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."

http://thenonconsumeradvocate.wordpress.com

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