Woe and shame, shame and woe. Three separate food wastes for three separate reasons. Let's examine and learn the lessons they have to teach...
I cooked this for the boys one night and they barely touched it. I served it to them for lunch the next day, and noses were upturned. I put it back in the fridge one more time so I could put it in front of them the requisite third time (I have a three-times-then-throw-out rule,) but totally forgot about it.
Lesson learned: Next time, cook less pasta. This waste probably only amounted to $.50 or so, but it was still unnecessary.
I cooked an entire pound of these a couple of weeks ago for inclusion in a chickpea-and-orzo dish and didn't use the whole pound. David will usually snack on these, but for whatever reason these remained languishing in the fridge. I wouldn't be surprised if they were waiting to become a snack for a month.
Lesson learned: Cook only half a bag of chickpeas at a time, or freeze them for hummus. Again, about a $.50 waste, but still a shame.
Lesson learned: Just buy the pie from the bakery. This one was a doozy - $5.79. Oy, oy, oy.