I cleaned out our fridge this morning, and I couldn't believe how much food I threw out because it had gone bad before we finished it. Seriously, it was such a waste! There are basically two things that get thrown away--vegetables and leftovers.
Justin pretty much doesn't eat vegetables (except jalapeños and radishes). I grew up eating lots of vegetables. I try to keep a good variety on hand because I eat more of them when they're available and convenient. However, I often don't get through a whole bag or head of lettuce by myself before it goes bad. I'm constantly battling with myself about this--I can either buy the smallest bags possible, knowing I may not get through them before they go bad, or I can not buy fresh veggies, and feel crappy because I'm not eating veggies.
Justin and I BOTH have a hard time with leftovers. I think we both ate a LOT of leftovers growing up, and neither one of us really likes to eat the same thing two days in a row. What I think I need to get better at is finding ways to reinvent the leftovers so that it's a different sort of meal, but using the same ingredients.
Does anyone else have this problem? How do you reign it in? It's hard with only two people in the house!