The Weekly Waste Word: Prioritizing

At the beginning of most weeks, I give tips on how to avoid wasting food. Today let’s talk about prioritizing what to cook.

the ol' crisper drawerI’ve often nagged that it’s best to plan out the week’s meals or at least a few in a row before grocery shopping to avoid excessive purchasing. What happens if you don’t have time to plan ahead?

In that case, have a look in your fridge, including the meat and crisper drawers. Rank items on how soon they’ll become rank. For example, spinach takes priority over eggplant. Then make your meal with the foods likely to go bad sooner.

Sounds simple enough, right? There’s one catch. You can’t just have what you feel like eating. But hey, like Mick said, you can’t always get what you want

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