July was a much better month; I wish I knew what to attribute it to but I don't. Some small things that come to mind is the heat so we've been eating more furit, we bought bulk meat (35 meals worth at once), more snacking, and with Danny's new position at work he can't leave to buy lunch so he has to take it with him (it also saves us money).
Now, if you don't remember last month's update I set a goal of throwing out less than $10 for the month of June; it didn't quite go as I planned so I set a goal of $15 for the month of July. Wait until you see what the end result was.
Food We Tossed:
leftover sweet and sour chicken = $0.42 (this was a Pinteresting Recipe that I didn't review. You're not missing anything)
1 apple = $0.23
1 cuke (it froze in fridge) = $0.99
leftover chicken cresecent roll and rice = $0.84
1 pear = $0.24
1 lime = $0.33 (meant to make coconut lime cookies)
4 plum tomato = $1.02
1 piece of chicken = $0.55
raspberries = $3.33 (we bought a flat of them and I used 2/3 of them and didn't make my second batch of raspberry bars fast enough. I should have froze them)
4 pieces of sandwich meat = $0.93
4 pieces of bacon = $..89
1/4 block of cheese = $2.50
$12.27 Yes, I made it under the $15. I was at $8.88 until Danny left a bag of cooked bacon and the block of cheese on the counter over night.
Now, there is something I am ommiting here (to be honest). Danny did a wonderful cleaning of the fridge and freezer, in the process he threw out some stuff. He doesn't recall what he threw out (besides all the ends of bread I freeze to make bread crumbs), so I don't know how much he threw out. It could have been $2 or $15, I don't know. So, I am choosing not to count it.
Year to Date:
Average Monthly Total:
$16.72- I brought the average down. Getting closer to the $15 goal, which I am using as a stepping stone to brining it down to $10 a month (at some point)
Estimated Waste for a
$200.64 - Well, if we can continue this I will be under $200 for the year (which is my goal at this time since I'm already over $100)
Do you keep track of your waste? Any tips or suggestions?