Food Waste Friday | Sausage and Peppers

I have to say that I think my food waste this week was pretty good.

(Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic.)

I only got rid of two things: 2/3 of a moldy yellow pepper and some bison sausage that I had thrown in the freezer a couple of months ago in an effort to save it from going bad.  Apparently I was too late because when I thawed it out, it just didn’t taste quite right and my gut agreed that it wasn’t good eatin’ anymore. 

Sad because this was the sausage we had bought while on vacation in Wisconsin.  But I guess if I had really loved it, I would’ve eaten it then and not had to frantically try to freeze the 3/4 left because it was starting to get slimy. 

What can I say?  I have a hard time letting go.

I do have a couple of things still left in the fridge that might be salvageable, so that’s on my list for tonight.  To roast a remaining half of a butternut squash and make apple sauce with four mealy apples.  Hopefully they will turn out otherwise you’ll be seeing the evidence next week.

Oh, and I also have some celery to process for the freezer.  I bought it for stock but it got pushed to the back of the fridge and I forgot about it.  It’s looking a little wilty, but honestly it doesn’t matter for stock and I really don’t use celery for anything else.

How did you do this week?


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6 Responses to Food Waste Friday | Sausage and Peppers

  1. Your cell phone takes very good pictures. Better than mine.

    • Jen says:

      I actually think my Blackberry took better photos than the iPhone 3GS. Probably because it had a flash and I could tweak some of the settings. But I’m a little spoiled with my Canon Rebel, so it’s hard for a phone to compare.

  2. Holly says:

    Bison sausage!? That sounds interesting, I’ve never heard of that before!

    • Jen says:

      It was actually summer sausage, but that’s mostly the same thing. We visited a bison farm on vacay and I can’t refuse an edible souvenier.

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