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Just sorted the fridge out

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JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 20:14

and have noticed how much food i throw away
i do try to recycle as much as possible into the dog
but still thrown a full carrier bag aay full of stuff
what a waste of money

my New Years Resolution is to waste much less this year :-D


DazedConfused Report 6 Jan 2013 20:29

I never go shopping alone, always take OH with me.

He does the cooking and ensures we only buy what we need.

One way to combat waste is to do a list and plan meals for the week and stick to it.

We waste little or no food, thanks to OH being 'so bloody organised'!!


Susan10146857 Report 6 Jan 2013 20:31

The trouble is, no matter what the use by date is, I find that fruit veg and all perishables go off long before that date, which means binning the food and buying more :-(


aivlyS Report 6 Jan 2013 20:31

yes I had waste as well . don't usually but this buying for the festive I always get a bit more just in case ... ashamed to throw it out , yes I know people are starving ..


JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 20:32

my hubbys worse than me for buying stuff pigletspal

i am going to buy all my meat in the wearhouse and my veg in the market
so its all nice and fresh


GinN Report 6 Jan 2013 20:39

Most of my wastage comes from the freezer. I have three of them, so tend to forget what's in there until they are defrosted and find much is freezerburned
. The old one is going soon, so I might improve my ways.
As for what's in the fridge, well, I'm Queen of the leftovers! I'll make a meal from the most unlikely scraps. It's amazing what you can put into rice and pasta dishes!


Wend Report 6 Jan 2013 20:55

Even old socks Geordie, I bet :-D :-D :-D


~Lynda~ Report 6 Jan 2013 21:00

I don't throw much food away at all, I'm always cooking and freeze loads, so if we were cut off through bad weather we could last a month on what's in the freezer :-D

I bet nobody throws away chocolate biscuits and all things bad for you, but so yummy :-D


AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2013 21:03

I do tend to forget stuff in the freezer or get it out of sinc so end up throwing some of it.


JoyBoroAngel Report 10 Jan 2013 13:19

its just been on TV

most households throw away £700 worth of waste food every year

yes i was one of those :-(


BrendafromWales Report 10 Jan 2013 13:30

I have never been a throwaway....think it's all from my young years in the war..don't take too much notice of sell by dates as long as its not years old,but if cooked well,no harm will come.Left overs...what about bread and butter pudding...delicious..
There is a way to use up most things with a bit of imagination
Made lovely home made wine with black bananas...recipe called for them!
If fruit isn't getting used up..stew and freeze.


Kay???? Report 10 Jan 2013 13:31

Joy you bad housekeepr......

:-D :-D,

I dont plan meals as I find I dont stick to it,,,,,,,,,may think about having something for Thursday and then change my mind or it doesnt go to plan,,,,,always have enough in freezer to go with the flow.

I waste food I'll admit,only because what I had today I wont want again tomorrow as a left over hash..


Merlin Report 10 Jan 2013 13:42

Wend, I think Geordie puts those in as Seasoning. :-D don,t throw much away, if it won,t go for the birds, it goes into the cats, :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 10 Jan 2013 13:42

Think most folk waste some food at Christmas time.

I hate waste so buy wisely and always make lists re menus etc. but when visitors, expected or otherwise, are coming we, like others, buy too much food, probably because we all like to welcome guests and couldn't have a 'poor table'.

This year I bought far to many cheeses and cooked cuts(probably trying to please everyone I guess) and when they've been lying around in the warmth :-0 there's only one place for it to go afterwards:-(

......but birds & likkle mouse in the garden did well :-D as did my sil's doggie :-0



JoyBoroAngel Report 10 Jan 2013 14:18

i always make a list then leave it on the kitchen table lol :-(


Mauatthecoast Report 10 Jan 2013 14:22

lol Joy.....that has reminded me of the joke about couple at the airport who wished they'd brought their side- board.....where they'd left their tickets :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 10 Jan 2013 14:26

same with my moblie phone i never charge it up
i hate been on the bus or at the check out and some body rings me

the son says mam whats the point of me buy you a phone if you dont have it with ya :-D :-D


Bobtanian Report 10 Jan 2013 16:49

according to todays news,

about half the food produced,

is dumped.......



Kay???? Report 10 Jan 2013 16:56

I think shops and supermarkets dump more food stuffs than the general public,,,,,,,,,hugh amounts of sell by and unsold stuffs are skiped each week,,,,,,,,


MrDaff Report 10 Jan 2013 17:06

I don't throw much away, not with 4 cats !!!

The main things that go are the 'fresh' veg, and sometimes bread - if the crust is green I just can't be bothered to cut them off :-D

We can recycle all food waste though, so in a way it doesn't get thrown away completely, you just pay for the privilege of adding to the pig-feed that, may, reappear in your fridge at a later date, anyway :-)

No waste at all this Xmas. Dinner was at SiL's, so cooked just a couple of kilo's of meat - no veg take over. Not that it mattered at the end - took ill, stayed home and Xmas dinner was a slice of dry toast (no mould) :-D :-S
(Son #1 took meat to SiL, so it wasn't wasted!)