Could We Just Skip the Fridge and Put it Straight into the Garbage?
June 20, 2016 1:23pm CST
I thought of my late father asking that question today. I found some "furry" left overs in the fridge and, as I emptied the container into the compost, I was thinking back. Once as we were cleaning up after a big family gathering, with lots of food leftover, my father said, "Why don't we just throw it all out now instead of putting it into containers and waiting for it to go bad in the fridge?" My mom was very organized at using leftovers actually but invariable something is forgotten and goes bad in the fridge, so he had a point. And he was the one who would end up dumping the container the following week.
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21 Jun 16
@JudyEv I read an article about how much food Canadians throw away every year. It was millions of dollars worth and a lot of it is produce that went bad before it even got used at all! So now I feel guilty every time I waste any. I feel less guilty about my own garden produce getting wasted, but that still makes me feel guilty because of all the work that goes into growing it; mostly by my husband.
23 Jun 16
My hubby is the chef and organizes the fridge, I'd be willing to bet he never has thrown anything away...He cooks about two days a week and the rest is using up the leftovers and its always delicious... You mentioning your Dad made my heart ache for a moment missing mine...He's been gone for a long time but I still see him in the kitchen...
22 Jun 16
I can relate with your father . Since my hubby and i are on weekdays are at work , we don't know what are the leftovers at the fridge which my mother-in-law no matter how little they maybe would put in a container and forget about it when mealtime comes . Thus , on weekdays when i clean the fridge i would be taking out lots of containers containing left-overs and have them given to the dogs instead . At least our local dogs will be too happy to eat them .