Friday, August 27, 2010

Food Waste Friday

I have been following Budget Confessions for a few weeks now and Cate had an idea I really liked. Every Friday she posts how much food her family wasted that week. She does this in order to keep herself aware of how much food she is throwing out.

So I am joining the ranks. In order to keep myself aware of how much food I am throwing out, I am posting a list every Friday. I am playing my small part in a larger online movement of getting serious about waste. I believe it is important to be aware of ourselves and how we are living our lives, and a large part of that in America, I believe, is keeping track of and reducing waste.

The Less Food We Waste...
  • the less money we waste
  • the more food is available to other people
  • the less food is needed to feed our country
My Food Waste
  • 1 pancake's worth of batter
  • about 1 cup (1 meal's worth) of leftover chicken-something
  • 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal
Not too bad for my first official week of tracking it.


  1. I'm so glad to have you on board with us! And yes, you aren't doing bad at all for your first week. My first weeks were, uh, much worse. lol


  2. Thanks! I'm brand new to the world of blogging, but this seemed like such a good way to start keeping track of the changes we're trying to make.