UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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HappyDaze
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UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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I've been doing very well in the "use every bit of the food" area - but the other day I did have to toss two half-heads of lettuce. It was a "bargain buy" - they were shrink wrapped together and tagged at .89 cents - but this was NO bargain because I threw .89 cents in the garbage!!

I did manage to rescue 4 onions, two green peppers and a hunk of a head of cabbage - made a rice dish with all of it.

What have you rescued or tossed lately?

ChristmasTrees
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Re: UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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Lately I have been buying butter lettuce. It costs more but I get to use every single bit of it.
Because we are so rural, when I get to the store ,I tend to over buy. I don't get to all the fresh salad stuff before it goes bad. I am changing that.

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Re: UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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ChristmasTrees wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 am
Lately I have been buying butter lettuce. It costs more but I get to use every single bit of it.
Because we are so rural, when I get to the store ,I tend to over buy. I don't get to all the fresh salad stuff before it goes bad. I am changing that.
Trees, it took me about three times of throwing away most of a sleeve of celery to learn DON'T BUY CELERY unless I am making a huge batch of soup for the freezer.

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Re: UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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Yesterday I had to throw out about 1/4 cup of green peas that got left in the back of my frige for a long time. They were all dried up and gross.

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Re: UGH - Saved Some, Tossed Some

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I had to throw out some sliced cucumber. Like your peas they got pushed to the back and I did not see them.

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Jackielou wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:37 am
I had to throw out some sliced cucumber. Like your peas they got pushed to the back and I did not see them.
Jackie, cucumbers are something that I don't ever buy - for this very reason - and celery. I never use all of either one without having to throw some out. I've gone the way of "oh, I'll be more disciplined and freeze that celery", etc. - but I don't. So not buying it is my answer to that. *BIG SIGH*

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