Freezing Food, Reducing Waste

freezer_foodWhen I moved out of my college apartment in December, I made several shocking discoveries. The first was how many bobby pins there were in my bedroom floor. Seriously, had I kept that place cleaner, I would have known I had hundreds of bobby pins. Second, how quickly so much stuff could be packed and moved. I had spent days working on that room before and never got it clean and my family had the whole thing packed and in the car in an hour. I guess it is safe to say I’m an incompetent house-cleaner. The most shocking discovery by far, however, was how much food I had let go bad in my freezer.

I had spent the last three years sharing an apartment with three other girls and while the apartment had a full-sized refrigerator, by midwest American standards, it was pretty darn small. So how … Continue reading

How I’m quitting throwing expensive food out because I have forgotten it in the back of my Fridge

I’m sick of forgetting food in the freezer again. Food had gotten expired or just totally forgotten in the kitchen. To name a few of the recent ruined things: lamb shanks, osso bucco and Eggs. Annoying.

FridgeExampleAs a night crawler, I usually buy food in bulk to avoid rush times. But the problem is that i sometimes throw expensive food out because i have forgotten it in the back of my fridge. I live alone in the downtown and there is nobody to remind me of the various items left in my fridge. The bad thing is that i had no money to replace them. i had it in mind that i have something to fall on as food when i get home. Now, it’s a bunch of disappointment that i got. It does also happen with the things i kept in the kitchen.

Each time, I throw away food more than five times in a … Continue reading