Sunday, September 28, 2008

Perishable Food CAN Perish!!!

I usually have a food bill in the $50 - 100 range, not counting the baby (baby food is a whole different level of pain).

THIS WEEK I realized that ALL of our non-perishable food had - perished. Yep! Almost every single can of stuff I had was well past out of date.

So, we did a very sad job, and we threw out an entire laundry basket full of canned foods. Can you imagine how much $ that was? Waste. I hate waste.

So, I went to the store to replenish with ONLY those things I actually use - tomatoes, green beans, etc.

Now, I came home with a trunk full of food, but my bill was $500.00. Can you believe that?!?!?

I managed to stammer out how much I spent... My hubby managed not to choke me. I guess that means we'll survive it.

However, I made a LIST of what's in there now, and what dinners I'm going to be using those items with. No more wasted food. Period.



Stacie said...

I find that no matter what my intentions with food, it just never seems to work out the way I plan. I hope you have much better luck in this area than me!

It's good to hear from you!

Kate said...

I had to throw out the contents of my fridge after Ike and I realized how much food we waste. I am trying to be better about that, now.

MrsSpock said...

We had to throw out everything in the fridge and freezer after the recent 4 day blackout. At least $500 worth- argh!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I know exactly what you mean. I try to stay on top of it, but sometimes it gets away from me. And it hurts!

butterflyanla said...

With us it's usually produce that goes bad. We are trying to do better, but it's hard when organic spring mix doesn't last two weeks. I love your list I idea maybe I too can do that to help with teh food waste.