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    I cleaned out my fridge pre-Christmas dinner, but there are some persimmons in there I'm not sure about. I'll do a quick check this Saturday, so I can start the new year out right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcompton View Post
    I've really gotten sloppy about this.


    I have too. Don't know what is going on.........sloppiness.........as I am usually pretty good about it.

    Produce is about my only thing........but have to really watch it.

    Tossed a red pepper and part of an onion today.......ARRGGHH.
    No excuse since I also have a dehydrator!!

    My dehydrator REALLY cut down on my food loss.........a huge amt.
    (but it always helps to use it..........)

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    Holy mother of Zeus. I've been horrible with wasting produce among other things. Count me in.

    I really need to plan better.

    I have 3 peppers and some onions that really need to go in the freezer, but for some reason it seems like such a civil duty or something...

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    This is one area where I really really need to change my ways. I am awful about buying yogurt, eating them and then the next time I am in the store buying more only to have them sit in the fridge and ruin. I probably have 6-8 cups in the fridge now that are way beyond the expiration date. Plus produce I buy it thinking the kids will eat it only to let it go to waste also..and the left overs.. I could probably cut my grocery bill by 1/4 if I was more careful with what we eat.

    So count me in..

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    Default okay what else would you add........

    i took the left over potato, roast and carrots and put into crockpot and added some gravy....I am going to add some onions also...if i can find some peas... i will add them to... what else would you add to the stew....

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    I am in. DH will happily eat leftovers but I buy way too much produce, thinking it will get eaten and then end up tossing it out. I need to only buy 2 or 3 pieces at a time and use them up. I also have a dehydrator and a freezer so there is no reason I dont use up every little bit. But first I need to work on my mindset of over buying....too much quantity will never get used regardless if I preserve it or not.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gapeach View Post
    I don't waste alot but there is always room for improvement.
    I'm. The same. I'm in

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    I should get in on this one, too. I try not to be wasteful, but it seems like we either have not quite enough, or way too much. I need to start turning that way too much into dinner for 2 nights!

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    OK, I just wanted to say you guys inspired me today to have leftovers for dinner... I had pork chops in the fridge that we had a few days ago, but we don't like to eat the same thing twice in one week. So I reinvented them as pork fried rice

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    [QUOTE=Mamaw;1456923]I am in. DH will happily eat leftovers but I buy way too much produce, thinking it will get eaten and then end up tossing it out. [QUOTE]

    I do the same thing. I buy bananas, then they sit there until they have to be thrown out

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    Count me in on this challenge. I also have gotten careless in my waste of food. I need to get a new system going.

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    Ok, here is the reason I started this thread. Garbage day is tomorrow, so I cleaned out the fridge tonight. This is absolutely NOT happening again... Here is what I pitched today...

    2 Greek Yogurts
    3 Bananas
    4 Apples - those went out to the bird feeder
    3 packages of lunch meat
    5 Jello Mousse Cups
    1/3 Carton of Beef Broth
    2 cooked chicken breasts
    1 bag Shredded Potatoes
    1 Bag o' Salad
    1/4 of a red cabbage
    1 Shallot
    1 Pkg of Celery
    1/2 Gallon of milk

    Ok, by my estimation this is approx $25 worth of food going into the trash. Horrible, I will not let this happen again...

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    I guess to get a fresh start on this challenge I'm going to have to clean out the house fridge and the garage fridge.

    Okay, plan in place.

    -tomorrow clean house fridge
    -day after, clean garage fridge

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    tervsforme, I hear ya, it catches up with you some times and I'm guilty too.

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    Got mine cleaned out and ready to go for this challenge. I didnt think to keep a list of what I tossed..but from memory

    1 bottle dressing (someone gave it to me nasty)
    3 oranges
    3 grapefruit
    8 yogurt (these went into the dogs food)
    1 bottle molasses ( atleast 5 yrs old)
    2 plums
    1 container blueberries
    1 can of cream of chicken soup
    1 kiwi

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