Thursday, August 7, 2014

Food for Thought : Food Waste

Do you feel like you are always cleaning out the refrigerator? You’re not alone: Approximately 40 percent of the food in the U.S. goes uneaten. Here are a few tips to help you reduce your food waste:

1 . Check the freezer and refrigerator to make sure they are at the proper temperatures.

2 . Keep dairy products on the shelf. Even if your refrigerator has built-in space for these, frequent opening and closing of the refrigerator door can cause these foods to spoil more quickly. Store meats in the coolest part of the fridge, which is usually the meat drawer on the bottom shelf.

3 . Keep certain fruits and vegetables separate. Apples, peaches and bananas release ethylene gas as they ripen. Carrots, berries and leafy greens absorb this gas, causing them to ripen quickly and spoil.

Words of Wisdom
"When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you'll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers."

"May laughter fill your home, relieve your stress, and strengthen your friendships. Do not let a day go buy without laughing; it is good for your health."

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."

"Laugh often friends tho' passing years bring, sometimes, smiles and, sometimes, tears, for mirth forever warms and cheers. Laugh often!

"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."

"The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh."

"If it were possible to bottle laughter and sell it as medicine, it would be too expensive for any of us to afford. Thank goodness it's free."

"True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together."

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you."

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us."

A proud Grandpoppa G.



  1. These are some really great points to remember - and not just the ones about the refrigerator!

    1. Dear Ms. Nellie ,
      If just a few people remember those points you speak of , I do so hope they pass them on .

  2. Dad ,
    Great post ... I was taught ... waste not ... want not . That looks like Nita fridge Hahahaha !!!
    These are some of your best wisdom quotes .
    Thank you Dad for just being you .
    Your only daughter .

    1. Thank you my daughter ,
      Yes , Nita refrigerator , took the picture last month to go with my post . The delivery men let me snap it before bringing it in the house .
      I am please you like the quotes and more where those come from .
      Your loving Dad

  3. Poppa , we know how to put our fruits in the refrigerator , all fruits do not got in there . Milk do not last at our house to spoil we make shakes and smoothies .
    Poppa we are going to the malls tomorrow . we love you poppa .
    Wrote by Jonny

    1. My Grands ,
      You know about lots of things that help run a home , you guys watch your mama and she teaches all of you so well . I heard your daddy say he was going to buy a cow , you kids drink so much milk it will put him in the poor house (laughing my butt off) . Keep drinking milk my loves , you will have strong bones and we can go to the poor house to visit your daddy .

  4. Dad ,
    Just stop by to say nice post and to thank you for keeping an eye on Baby today (smiling) , Jerry said she wrote the supervisor and her cohorts up today , yesterday I'm told it was verbal yesterday , written today another in 3 months mean fired .
    Your humble son

    1. My Son ,
      You are most welcome and I did keep an eye on her , Harvey said the manager needed to keep her trap shut , or she was going to get a taste of Nee tongue or maybe fired , he has seen her in action and it is not a nice sight to see . It was funny when Nee told the cleaners to just watch and learn .
      Your loving dad

  5. Hi HB,
    It is criminal that we waste so much food. We could keep a few developing countries alive on that amount. You have just reminded me to fill another bag with food for our poor families. We have it too easy. It won't always be this way.
    I agree with Nee, these words of wisdom are the best yet. Thank you for helping us.
    We always appreciate it,
    Love Butterfly

  6. PS: Thankyou for my it

  7. Hello little Butterfly ,
    My dear lady , food is like water and people do not realize we are running out of both . Water is drying up n places , so it will be ration in lots of place because the water level is low . I was speaking to Nee about the water situation and she said , dad, it all this fracking shit , the water is filling up the holes when the dirt and ore shift . She said its like coal mines collapse , they have weaken the interlayer
    You are very welcome , do all I can to help you ladies .
    Love HB

    You are most welcome for the Butterfly , they are such beautiful creatures , always love seeing them fly from flower to flower or wherever they go . G.


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