April 23, 2010

Food Waste Friday - Wasted Basil

It has been a goal of mine to start submitting my photos (or preferably lack of photos) of weekly food waste.  Frugal Girl started this to shame herself into not wasting food, and I think it is a great idea!  When I cleaned out my fridge before the remodel I was ashamed to see all sorts of odds and ends in the back of it that were well past their prime.  

Now that the kitchen is complete, I have so much more space.  I am consciously trying to keep the cupboards spare, so I can easily see everything I have in them.  I endeavor to do the same for the fridge.  But I still had waste this week....

On Monday I made roasted vegetable clubhouse sandwiches.  Instead of mayonnaise, the recipe called for lemon-basil aioli.  This is the first time I've ever made aioli, but I think I put too much garlic in it.  It was fine on the sandwiches, but I couldn't think of how else to use it afterward.  Plus, since it is made from raw egg, I didn't want to use it after a few days.  Along with it, is one sprig of basil I neglected to use.

So there you have it.  Hopefully there will be no photos next Friday!

1 comment:

acorn hollow said...

What a great idea. I try so hard to use up left overs (meat loaf in spagetti sauce over pasta,etc) and make it creative. But when I think of how much money I throw away I get a little sick.