Have you all seen the latest "food movement"? There are SO many bloggers out there following the zero food waste philosophy. I read a blog a few weeks ago and I found it very interesting. Our grocery budget is getting out of hand ($1,000 a month for the 8 of us) and I was getting so sick to my stomach thinking about all the food we were wasting per week. So I thought I would give it a go...after all nothing ventured nothing gained.
So last week I decided to get all prepped. I cleaned out my fridge of all leftovers that were too old to eat, all expired foods, and organized everything so things would stop getting lost. Then I cleaned out the freezers and defrosted them. All mystery foods were tossed and as well as anything that had been in there for more than a year or had freezer burn. Once everything was organized and clean I went through and made a meal plan using the foods I had on hand.
The fridge...only leftovers left are from tonight's dinner and will be eaten for lunch tomorrow. I did over buy on the milk front as I have a gallon of milk that I am really going to have to push to use by the expiration date.....pudding anyone?!