Maybe some other gatherers who live either by themselves or with only a spouse/child can help me on this. I have been noticing an increasing problem in that people keep giving me food I don't want to eat or give me too much. I'm not sure what to do with it and I freeze it, but often end up throwing it out. I feel really bad about it, but what do I do?
I'm very health concious, and most of what I eat are fruits and vegtables followed by whole grains. I don't really eat a lot (that box of crackers will last me a month or more). I don't really eat a lot of sweets (2-3 times a week) so when I make cookies for example, I make a small batch and eat 1 or 2 and toss them into the freezer or give them away. Same way with things like gumbo or pancakes. I know my grandmother does the same and so does my mom (though with two guys in the house it doesn't happen often).
When I bake for instance, I bake to give away. I usually get chocolate around the holidays, but I still have easter candy that I don't know if I'll ever eat. I usually end up giving away what I can, but I still end up throwing out a bit. Does anyone else have this problem? Do you freeze a lot of leftovers too?