At the beginning of last year, one of the goals I set for myself, and my family, was to reduce our food waste. Sadly, despite having read the entire Feed Yard Foodie series on food waste complete with the staggering figures on just how much food is wasted here in the good ole’ U.S. of A. – I failed to achieve my goal. But, I have not given up on this goal. In fact, this post is the kickoff to what I am calling, “Diary of a Recovering Food Waster” – a new series about conquering food waste.
This series is going to be one part sharing my journey to less food waste, and one part holding myself accountable on that journey. I am not sure of the statistics, but I do know that writing a goal down and telling people about said goal are two sure fire ways to increase the probability of success. So here I am, killing two birds with one stone, writing down my goal and telling all of you that I am going to blog an entire series on how I am working to achieve that goal… Now that’s some pressure – I mean, motivation.
The posts will be set up in diary format – the date and a short entry. I will be sharing everything from what we ate to what ended up as chicken food. I am holding nothing back – you’re get the good, bad, and the ugly. I will share the days when we did fantastic and the days that we fell asleep watching our favorite show, wasting the really good pot of rainbow bean soup that we failed to put in the refrigerator (FYI – that really happened once).
But for the sake of not being a bore, I won’t share all the gory details of every. single. day. I may even leave a boring day or two out. On those days, it is safe to assume that we ate out, dined at a friend’s house, or simply had frozen pizza – because sometimes, we do that.
I am slightly nervous, but mostly excited, to share this series with you. Come back tomorrow to find out how the first couple of weeks went down and learn about my slight obsession with the leftover-makeover!