I love food. I enjoy cooking and baking, and preparing meals that are, for the most part, health and nutritious. DH appreciates my efforts. My kids, not so much. DD2 tends to eat anything. DS is the meat eater of the family - I can get him to eat fruits and vegetables, but he'd prefer meat. DD1 is very finicky. I'm never sure from one day to the next whether or not she'll like what I've prepared.
This leads to a lot of half-eaten or un-eaten meals. In the past, I've tossed their leftover meals in the compost bin. But DH and I have decided this is a waste of food. So we are going to eat their unfinished meals for our lunch. I figure I already have their germs, so I'm not really being unsanitary. And most of the food is perfectly fine. I'll toss the mangled, mashed or obviously chewed bits in the compost. But the remaining untouched or lightly touched meat, veggies or bread will go in a container for the next day.
At least I know that my meals will be eaten and appreciated by someone.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Eat the kids' leftovers at lunch (Day 83)
Posted by Eco Mama at 10:05 AM
Labels: composting, cooking, food waste
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