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    Exclamation What food did you waste today?

    I saw this on a blog and thought we could try it on here. I hate wasting food, and throwing money away. Can we add this to challenges? If someone already stated this topic you can direct me to it and erase this post I tried searching the forums before posting.

    Today I shamefully wasted a pack of cilantro, two tomatoes, and a loaf of bread I forgot about.

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    ~How did you know? Last night I accidentally left out a half a pound of shredded cheese after making dinner. The leftover food got put away but I somehow missed the cheese. ~

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    I had to throw out some rice milk I attempted to make. At the time I made it, I didn't have a fine strainer, so it didn't turn out right. I then put it in the freezer thinking I could make something with it. Last month I put it in the fridge to use it... but I didn't, so it was growing something. I hate to waste food, too, but I seem to waste some fruit or vegetable at least once a month.

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    Also hate to waste food. Some people comment that I don't have any food in the fridge. But since it is only myself I do not keep it full most of the time. Always cringe when I throw out food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaineyDaye View Post
    I had to throw out some rice milk I attempted to make. At the time I made it, I didn't have a fine strainer, so it didn't turn out right. I then put it in the freezer thinking I could make something with it. Last month I put it in the fridge to use it... but I didn't, so it was growing something. I hate to waste food, too, but I seem to waste some fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
    How is the taste of rice milk? How do you prepare it?

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    This week it was a slab of ribs. Tried a new recipe that didn't quite work. DH said he would eat the leftover ribs for lunch this week, but hasn't. There was ham and turkey left from last week that didn't get taken for lunch either.

    I'm also tossing the last cup or two of sushi rice. It's so disgustingly full of dead bugs I can't bring myself to rinse it out.
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    My children's father is from Iraq and his family grew up very poor, especially with the sanctions. After seeing how they lived, and living as a refugee, I find it so hard to waste when I know there are so many people going hungry. I try to get my children to see things this way as well. Back in 2001 they were cooking rotten eggs and vegetables that had gone bad for the children. (Sanctions stopped many items from being imported in, 500,000 children died during the sanctions between 1990-2003) They probably ate meat once a week if that. I hope my kids know how lucky they are. You have about 5 extended families living in one house over there.

    My cousin is married to someone from Morocco, when he was a kid they stretched a whole chicken out all week for a family of four while living in France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary Housewife View Post
    This week it was a slab of ribs. Tried a new recipe that didn't quite work. DH said he would eat the leftover ribs for lunch this week, but hasn't. There was ham and turkey left from last week that didn't get taken for lunch either.

    I'm also tossing the last cup or two of sushi rice. It's so disgustingly full of dead bugs I can't bring myself to rinse it out.
    You have to get one of those burlap sacks that zip like basmati rice comes in. It will keep bugs out.

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    DD left 3 sticks of butter out overnight so we tossed those
    today i found the H.D. buns had a mold green spot so they were tossed.
    Some things the dogs can have but not those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    DD left 3 sticks of butter out overnight so we tossed those
    today i found the H.D. buns had a mold green spot so they were tossed.
    Some things the dogs can have but not those.
    The same thing happened to me last week, it seems like hot dog buns go bad so quickly.

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    Stacia your so right. The part that irratated me was I had paid full price for these unlike my usual .59 bread store ones. Walmart-feel like taking them back.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Stacia your so right. The part that irratated me was I had paid full price for these unlike my usual .59 bread store ones. Walmart-feel like taking them back.lol
    The Walmart brand white loaf bread has an odd spongy consistency as well. And lasts too long..lol

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    Right again but we are so used to cheap bread. Thats why I have been marathon cleaning the kitchen-to actually use the bread maker? We got Costco healthy whole grain bread and I got immediate indigestion. My poor body doesn't recognise real food.lol
    I like the idea of the thread. Hopefully it will ake me more concoius of waste. No the teen? That will be a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    DD left 3 sticks of butter out overnight so we tossed those
    today i found the H.D. buns had a mold green spot so they were tossed.
    Some things the dogs can have but not those.
    I have real butter sitting out on a dish all the time and it never goes bad. Am I missing something or have I just gotten lucky?

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    Yeah. I have heard many people say that. I was raised not to so thats the way I do it. I never leave condiments out either.
    DH always tried to put the read in the fridge when i first met him.

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