Oh, another crappy cell phone pic for Food Waste Friday… I turned off my alarm this morning, fell back asleep, and woke up a half hour late so was in a bit of a hurry this morning. I was actually even so short on time that I put these leftovers BACK in the fridge so that my mother-in-law/nanny wouldn’t dispose of them. God bless that woman for all that she does for us, but she does not need to be dealing with my rotten food.
I was told that these leftovers are no longer fit for human consumption because they had been sitting in the fridge for about two weeks. I will say I smelled the soup and it didn’t appear off in any way, but honestly, if it’s been sitting in the fridge for that long already, what are the chances that it will be eaten now? Not good.
Same goes for the butternut squash quinoa stew on the bottom. It was good, but not great when it was made originally in December. So when I pulled the leftovers from the freezer, I already wasn’t excited about eating it. So out of that huge container, I’ve had two servings and barely touched it at lunch yesterday. As sad as that makes me, I guess it’s time to cut my losses.
The top item is half a serving of a chicken broccoli rice casserole that I’ve been recipe testing. This was trial 2, but it still wasn’t stellar either. So I ate half of it then it sat.
I did also compost a slightly moldy lime, but that was my only produce waste this week. I guess that’s improvement!
How do you avoid mediocre leftover waste?