Can of Shame

I’m a bit disgusted with myself lately. Too much food is ending up in the trash can. Forgotten leftovers, moldy bread, fermented fruits and shriveled veggies are more the norm than they should be. It’s so easy to just toss it in the can and tell myself I’ll do better next time around. I don’t do better though. A few weeks later it’s more black lettuce, questionable meat, sour dairy and antibiotic producing carbs headed for their final resting place. Ugh. There is no excuse for not making use of food. When I was a kid starving kids in Africa were constantly being referenced. We don’t seem to talk much about them anymore.  Wasting that mound of carrots on my plate wasn’t an option because it could have be put to good use by someone with nothing. I have got to do a better job of managing my refrigerator. If it is impossible to consume what I have before it expires then I need to limit what I buy. Sounds so simple. Why I am struggling in this area is beyond me. I’m better than this. I know I am.

3 Responses to “Can of Shame”

  1. Kristin says:

    I have been doing the same thinking lately. My family produces way to much garbage. I have been making the effort, but haven’t really seen much of a difference. Time to step up my game.

  2. Steven Fenger says:

    As you blogged a while back, maybe too much “cookies, chocolate and donuts” instead of leftovers, fruits and vegetables?

  3. lisa says:

    Hey Fenger! Any confessions as to the content of your can?