On Day 4, my food waste consisted of bready products. In trying to actively reduce my waste, for my breakfast toast I dug underneath my new loaves of bread to find an almost empty baggie. From the feel of it, it was probably only the heels now, which sometimes I’ll eat, and sometimes I’ll wrap up with our various doggie meds for a pharmaceutical pet treat. Anyhoo, I opened it, and this photo is what I found.
Wowza. That must have been in there since before our cross-country trip. Bread sometimes does this for us, though for the most part I think we’re pretty good about using it up. Heels are good for quick snacks with a bit of Nutella, or a sandwich. Why are we culturally prejudiced against the poor bread heel, anyway?
We’ve been eating on the sugar snaps that Jamie stir-fried, and I uncovered the scary looking tinfoil container, which happily proved to be fresh mushrooms that I used on my evening’s pizza. Whew! I also ate up my last Alabama peach, which was fabulous.
The other waste of the day also came out of the bread cabinet. With my dog food tortilla success of Wednesday, I decided to give it another go and found a tortilla bag underneath some other bread bags. Unfortunately, the one lonely tortilla in the bag had also gone past its prime, and was more like corn chips than a tortilla. I debated as to whether or not it was still edible (what do you do with stale tortillas?), but I decided that my dogs would likely choke on it, and I didn’t feel motivated to try and eat it myself. So it got tossed.
On a side note, I hit the farmer’s market today and bought 3 tomatoes, 1 green pepper, and a small bag of carrots. When I got home, I found that we had 2 other full bags of carrots in the fridge. Hmmm. I presented the problem to my husband Jamie. His solution: carrot soup this weekend. I can’t wait.
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