I hate letting food go to waste, but sometimes, especially when you buy in bulk, things can start to look a little unappetizing before you've had a chance to finish them. And then just try getting the family to eat them! So, for items I buy in large quantities, especially fruits and vegetables, I like to be ready -- once things begin to look a little wizened -- with a good use-up strategy.
My family eats a lot of apples, and I buy them by the dozen. About the time they start to go a little soft and wrinkly, I know just what to do: I make a Wrinkly Apple Upside Down Cake. (And if the main thing wrinkling up right now is your nose, please observe that I did not say Rotten Apple Upside Down Cake! Who would want that?)