Friday, September 2, 2011

Food Waste Friday: Everything

Let's hearken back two weeks ago when we lost most of our dry goods to a pantry moth infestation.  Now, in the present time, we've lost the contents of our fridge to what wasn't the worst hurricane of the last 20 years, but a mere tropical storm.  If the universe is telling me that I had hoarded too much food, I hear you loud and clear.

Fie on you, Irene. If you were going to wipe out my power, you could have at least been mildly impressive.  Of course, I was out of town for the whole thing anyway, so who cares.

In the past month, I've wasted approximately $300 of food, and it does not feel good.  Since I'm a perpetual optimist, and there's really nothing I can do about it, I gave the fridge a thorough scrub, and went to the grocery store, list in hand to replenish my stores.

All that was saved was some mustard and hot sauce
but look at how clean it is!
Since I've been trying to eat from the pantry anyway, my monthly goal for September is to not go overboard with the food buying.  I'm going to eat what I have, and only keep a reasonable amount of food on hand.  Plus, we still have a bit of the Lipton Noodles and Sauce from my hoarding days--that needs eating.

I'm hoping too that since we have less food in the house, bf will actually be able to see what we already have. It seems to be a trait among men that they can never find anything, so since there's fewer distractions, maybe he'll know where his kraft singles are (note: they're always in the cheese drawer).  Wish me luck!


  1. I am now buying less food. Sometimes it's a little more expensive in the beginning than buying the larger pack, but that doesn't matter if you end up throwing some away.

    Good luck with restocking.

  2. I love clean fridges and restocking! You did a great job. And yes, I do agree that we should not go overboard and splurge on BIG packaging all the time.