Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country every day.
This week’s waste is not due to neglect or forgetfulness – it’s just a plain ol’ cooking fail. We tried to grill some leeks for the first time and while the flavor was good, they were practically unchewable. I ate as many of them as I could, and could just do it no more. We boiled them before grilling to make them tender. I’m not sure what we did wrong – feel free to offer up some leek grilling hints!
I am happy to report that my “Eat Me” bin from last week’s post is working incredibly well – nothing was wasted due to forgetfulness or “fridge drift” this week. It’s also really nice to see the leftovers and ingredients that need eating immediately. It’s much easier to plan meals around waste reduction that way. Hopefully I’ll get around to organizing the rest of the fridge soon!