Ok, so this isn’t actually day 7. But what can I say: it’s been a busy weekend. However, I promised to clean out my fridge, and I did it this morning. I’m pleased to report that the Four Pounds Project has had a lot of effect on our family waste! We have been more aware about the leftovers in the fridge, and have been eating on them all week. I had about a 1/2 cup of my sugar snap stir fry left, and I threw it into the freezer to buy me some more time. I will pull it back out when I make stir fry next. I also discovered that my sweet dog Dakota likes oatmeal leftovers when mixed up in her dog food. Because I’m kind of desperate to encourage her to eat anything, I was happy for this little jewel, which I wouldn’t have tried if not for the Four Pounds Project.
I did have a beautiful tomato turn to juice, and this was very very sad for me, because I bought it on Thursday to put into several sandwiches this week. It had a couple of bad spots when I bought it, and I guess that was enough to speed up the decaying process. My farmer’s market trips are each Thursday morning, and I normally buy just enough tomatoes to last me until the next week. The ones on my vines are very small and green still. It’s been a weird growing season here.
We also lost some cilantro that we worked on about 3 times this week, but there was just too much in the bunch to finish it off. That got tossed before I got a chance to photograph it. I do wish they’d sell cilantro in smaller bunches.
Besides that, I had one small apple with a little bad spot. I think tonight I will cut out that little spot and chunk up the apple into a stir fry with some soy-marinated tofu and some southern pecans that my parents gave me. Mmmmmmm…. Makes me hungry just thinking about it.
Huge thanks to Jenni for creating this fabulous little project. I think it will help all of my family be more aware of using up what’s in the fridge before we prepare something new. Just being accountable for everything that went bad was a real eye opener. It became quite a fun and educational game for us.
Now, who wants to take on eliminating single use plastic containers?? 🙂
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