Wednesday Waste

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.

 

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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.

Lori

 

 

 

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