I have a confession to make…. I haven’t done a very good job at taking pictures for our blog when I should be. I find myself breezing through recipes or the fun things we do and forgetting to take pictures.
I’ll do better I promise… ’cause I know our lifestyle is of the utmost importance to you 🙂
I did have a few things I had to toss this week.
A few salad greens. I had bought a “huge” container of them on sale and we did really good at eating them up, but didn’t finish all of them, obviously.
We also tossed some leftover spaghetti sauce with 3 meatballs and about 1 cup of mexican dip. (no picture, sorry) It got pushed to the back of the fridge and forgotten about.
I have been focusing lately on waste outside of just food related waste. What I mean is I’ve been trying not to use disposable items when I can very easily use something more sustainable.
For example when I’m packing our lunches, even if it’s just granola or chips, they go into a reusable container instead of a plastic baggie. Although, I will admit that I have no problem washing crumbs out of a plastic baggie and reusing it, but at some point it has to be tossed out.
Or if I’m baking a dish that needs to be covered, instead of using foil I use one of my aluminum baking sheets.
Less waste and saving money. By the way, have you noticed the price of aluminum foil lately? WOW!
I love these storage containers and have a few sets of them.
About a year ago I decided that I was sick of all the stained and melted plastic containers falling out of the cabinet when I opened the door, so I’ve been gradually switching to the glass Pyrex containers. I love them! You don’t have to worry about the microwave melting or staining them and they should outlast any other storage containers I’ve had… ok, provided that I don’t drop them.
I do still use the hard plastic storage containers (like these) for freezing foods, because I don’t like to freeze a glass container.
So, it’s not just about the food being tossed in the trash. I’m really trying to cut back on all the waste in our lives. We have a long way to go.
Like everything else, it’s a process.
Y’all take care.