Food Waste Friday | Odds and Ends

My food waste this week isn’t actually too bad.  (Probably because last week was horrible.)

Mostly just left over odds and ends that we didn’t quite use up.

There’s some left over lettuce that is mostly core, so I’m not really sure why it was saved.

And leftover rice that I had every intention of throwing into some soup.

Then there’s the stock (in the yogurt container) that was going to be the base of said soup.  But I haven’t been getting good results with my stock in the new slow cooker I got for Christmas so it just sat. 

Side bar: When I called Crock Pot yesterday they told me that crockpots have bigger/hotter heating elements these days, so it’s not uncharacteristic for food to burn if left in too long.  To which I say, “IT’S A SLOW COOKER!  The objective is not to have food cook FASTER!”  But they didn’t care.  I’m debating about returning it for another model that hopefully won’t burn my hand if I touch it.  What say you, slow cooker owners?

And lastly, there’s some left over cream cheese that is moldy.  I guess I was the main cream cheese consumer in the house and now that I’m not eating gluteny bagels, bread, and the like, it sat, lonely and forgotten. 

The weird thing is that Matt asked me to buy more at the store two weeks ago and it has yet to even be opened.  Curious.

What did you waste this week? 

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8 Responses to Food Waste Friday | Odds and Ends

  1. Julie says:

    You are famous and should feel great about your blog. The Frugal Girl mentioned you this morning!! I was like that is my friend. Yeah for you.

  2. Carla says:

    I did great this week thankfully, not one bit of waste! Yay!!

  3. I have noticed most new slow cookers of my friends are hotter and “burn” things no matter what the brand. As long as my really old one works, I guess I’ll hang onto it. If you figure out a new slow cooker that cooks cooler, let us know.

    • Jen says:

      Definitely hold onto it! If the programmable feature wasn’t so important to me, I’d just try to find an old one second hand. Or maybe I could just run it on “warm” instead of “low”? Hmmmm….

  4. Shirley says:

    You are so famous now!

    • Jen says:

      It was a very nice surprise to get the mention. I love Kristen’s blog and look forward to reading her posts every day, so it was quite the honor.