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Food Waste Friday 4-6

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It’s Food Waste Friday time! Here’s how I did:


I would not have wasted the sauteed mushrooms, but I didn’t like them. I know, I know. I love sauteed mushrooms and I made these as topping for a delicious grilled steak. However, usually I saute mushrooms in butter and this time I used a pretty strong flavored coconut oil which did not go nicely with the mushrooms. Live and learn. Next time, I’ll use butter {which is on sale at Hy-Vee this week for $1.58 a POUND – THE lowest price I have seen butter- ever in the TWO years I’ve been closely watching prices. Rest assured, I’m stocking up – even with a 2 pack per visit limit.}

Okay – so I’m not ready to call the onion a total loss. I’m going to plant it in my garden and see how it grows. I’ll let you know… 😉

And I wasted one more thing I did not get a picture of – 1/2 a jar of home-canned salsa that we also didn’t like that much. I’ve been cooking with it to use it up, but this stuff sat in the fridge too long and smelled off – so in the compost it went.

And oh

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankJess says

    Our butter has been on sale this week too – 3/$5 which is like $1.66/lb or something, so every time I’ve gone to the store, I’ve picked some up. My husband thinks I have a problem and asked me “Do you think you’ve got enough butter in there?” lol. I’ve planted onion before when it was at that stage. Pretty fun experiment. It looked like a jumbo chive with a white flower instead of purple.

    Not too bad waste wise for you though. I wouldn’t have counted the chicken bones against you. 😉

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