But tossing it out has become a problem in itself. It's been estimated that up to 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes right in the trash.
I wonder what the proportions are in conservative households and in liberal households (makers v. takers). My guess: my family is probably about average for conservatives, with somewhat less than 5% wasted food. With teenagers, food simply doesn't go bad before it disappears. With the takers who didn't work for the food, why should they care if they waste the products of our effort? Obama will come through with the cash to buy them some more food and toys.
posted on 11/20/2012 10:24:26 AM PST
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With teenagers, food simply doesn't go bad before it disappears.
I have a 15 year old daughter who is a competative swimmer. I can't keep food in the house!
posted on 11/20/2012 10:38:02 AM PST
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That's what the freezer is for. If it's been in the fridge and isn't being eaten fast enough, into the freezer it goes. Had some celery go limp the other day so chopped and froze it and it's going to be used Thursday in the dressing. Bought a big bag of old bananas yesterday for $1. The family has pigged out on the better ones. The ones a bit past eating stage filled the dehydrator and the older parts were mashed and bagged for the freezer for banana bread one day. Last week I had a dozen egg whites left over from using the yolks for lemon curd so filled ice cube trays with the whites and when frozen put the cubes in a freezer baggie to later use in baking. Drained liquid off canned vegetables goes into a freezer container for soup making. Whenever I'm roasting a whole chicken, I cut the wings off beforehand and add them to a freezer bag which, when full, will become hot wings. The chicken bones and the Thanksgiving turkey's bones will be boiled down for soup stock so I never have to buy stock.
No, very little goes to waste in this conservative house. Any other way would be like cashing my paycheck and throwing dollar bills out the window. I worked long hard hours for that celery that went limp so I'm certainly not going to throw it out only to have to buy more.
posted on 11/20/2012 12:55:44 PM PST
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