On Fridays The Frugal Girl hosts a blog hop about food waste. It’s embarssassing, but it’s supposed to be.
This is going to be a painful week…
-I lost an entire batch of berries for a jam because of the potential for broken glass being in the berries (I have a full entry about this debacle to go up later, I don’t want to go through it again). I did go through them fairly closely but Mid and I agreed that better to be too safe than cut up later. At least the berries are still on sale at Aldi’s so I wasn’t out as much money as if I had gotten them in the end of October. ($3, plus I’m down a quart jar)
-I lost meat this time around. An entire chicken breast up and petrified on me and there was about a 1/3 of a pork chop that I had done in the crockpot that neither of us wanted to eat- $2
…That’s it? Okay, that’s bad but not as bad as I thought it would be. My new obsession with freezing everything seems to be helping.
…This is probably something I shouldn’t admit to but I didn’t know until last week that cheesecloth is a reusable item. You can wash it in the sink by rinsing out the large food bits, then soaking it with dish soap and very hot water for 15 minutes. It should come clean. Rub it against itself if it doesn’t. A very weak bleach bath or a vinegar bath can help remove odors.