Tuesday

Cleaned The Frig.......

     I finally got around to cleaning the refrigerator......it really needed it.  It was good to get it cleaned, but also kind of sad.  I threw a lot away.  What a waste.  I was curious as to how much money I was literally throwing out.  Here's how I figured it:

1/4 lb shrimp leftover from Super Bowl Sunday (Yeah Pack!)
        ..............................$ 3.00
Mangosteen Juice...one swallow and then forgotten about
        ...............................29.99
1 lime.....rock hard
       .....................................50
3/4 of an avocado
       .....................................75
3/4 lb. of Havarti cheese
       ..................................6.00
1/2 ring polish sausage
       ..................................2.00
Nitrate free sandwich meat......doesn't last without the nitrates :)
       ..................................6.00
2 Nitrate free hot dogs..........leftover from roasting over the fire New Years Day
       .................................1.00
Homemade Elderberry juice....got pushed to the back....out of sight out of mind
       ...............................10.00
1/4 jar taco sauce.
       ....................................40
1/2 jar homemade pickles....................in there a REALLY long time opened
       ..........2.50
1/2 jar homemade pickled beets.........."       "    "        "          "       "         "....
       ..........2.50
Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus drink....single serve
       ..................3.50
Bolthouse Farms Protein Plus qt.
      ...................6.00
Homemade Barbecue 1 qt....(my canned sauce and grass fed hamburger)                                         
(I just forgot to freeze it!!)
      ..................8.00


                   Grand Total.......................................$77.39

I could use a spare $77.39 in my pocket.  What really hurt was throwing out the things that had cost me lots of time and energy--- elderberry juice, barbecue, pickles, pickled beets.  That is not going to happen again.  Using up leftovers is going to become a regular thing.  And really checking over the whole refrigerator for opened things (i.e the protein drink and Mangosteen Juice) has got to become a regular habit.................. Pray for me  :-)

3 comments:

Samantha said...

I cleaned out our upstairs refrigerator today too! Sad to see things go to waste.

Dr. Momi said...

.....and did you add up the total?

Roxey Lucey said...

I've never actually totaled things up, but have felt very ashamed in the waste