I had my first casualty of 2013. I had to throw out half of a loaf of bread.
Now in actuality, my goal for the year was to limit the amount of fruits and veggies I had to throw out because they had gone bad. Which 18 days in, I have still been successful! And no, you nay-sayers, it’s not because I haven’t bought any! I know you were thinking it… But at some point I decided I was going to make an extra effort to not waste ANY food this year. Hell, I don’t even like to waste Post-it notes, and I use a tea bag twice to eek out as much tea as possible, so I’ve just been trying to find other ways I can reduce waste in my life.
The thing that is so frustrating is that I usually buy sourdough bread. And because I mainly just use it for toast, it lasts quite a while! But I had to buy boring white bread to make my experimental turkey meatloaf last week. Apparently it doesn’t have the shelf life I had expected. Le Sigh.
But all things considered, I have been otherwise on track with my goals. I haven’t had the time to post my new recipes, but I will given some spare time, and I’ll link them here.
In addition to my trying a new recipe a week, not wasting food, and getting 1000 miles logged to DailyMile this year, I decided to add trying a new fruit or veggie each month. This can be raw or cooked. But something I’ve never made/eaten before. And so you shall hear it here first. I have never eaten (to my knowledge) butternut squash before. It was a PAIN to prep, but super easy to toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper to roast! And sooooooo tasty!
If you have any suggestions of recipes or a fruit or veggie to try, please post them! I’m always looking for inspiration!