Married to the Empire

Monday, June 7, 2010

Food Waste

This makes me mad at myself:

I did some baking today and needed to find a place in the freezer for what I'd made. I started rooting around in there to see what all was hidden and forgotten. The picture shows things I had to toss. Fish with a best-by date of 2008. Shrimp best eaten by 2009. Ham hocks I never got around to using. Veggies that had been in there who knows how long.

It doesn't help to find great sales on food if it gets lost in the freezer and just becomes eventual waste. This especially frustrates me because the only way I can feel decent about eating animals is knowing that I don't waste them. But some poor fish and shrimp died completely in vain without at least having the dignity of nourishing human bodies. *sigh*

I realize that's probably a bit melodramatic, but it's hard to be an animal lover and balance that with eating them. I'll just have to do a better job of keeping track of what's in my freezer in the future.


Allison said...

"the dignity of nourishing human bodies": I think that is awesome...not melodramatic.

Roxie700 said...

I have just recently started making my own dog food for a dog that has diabetes. I went to the freezer and found some foods like these..that were not 'human' quality. I used them to make food for the dog. It did not hurt her at all. (I did call my vet and ask if it was okay to use food that was out of date and he said it would work fine) So at least I did not throw it into the trash pile.

AnneK said...

I hate it too when it happens to me. I am severely due a fridge/freezer pantry cleaning. It is going to be a big eye opener.