The Problem With Leftovers
I don’t know about you but I am not good about using up all of my leftovers. I forget they are in the fridge or just don’t really feel like eating the same thing the next day. But then my fridge gets full of leftover food that I don’t know how long has been in there so ends up being wasted. So to fix this problem I thought I would try something new, I created a Leftover List. I made a magnetic paper pad by gluing one of those magnets that come in the mail or you get somewhere for something you are never going to use, onto the back of a pad of paper that was just lying around and it became my Leftover List.
I put this on the front door of my fridge and when a leftover goes into the fridge I write it on my list along with the date so I know how long it has been in there! I also might write the number of servings left so I can cross one off if I eat one or know there is enough for another dinner for all of us or not. When I eat something, use something or clean something out I cross it off! This way I know what my containers are being used for and possible lunch or dinner ideas!! A quick easy way to waste less food and figure out what to eat for the dreaded lunch time, it has been working pretty good so far! I have more space in my fridge because I eat more of the leftovers and there is less food wasted because I know what’s in my fridge and how long it’s been there!
Time to get busy!