Before I started preparing the bread pudding, I set out a stainless steel bowl for my 'waste', which would be my first contribution, aside from grass clippings, to my compost bin.
I'm pleased with my contribution. I had onion skins/trimmings, garlic skins/trimmings, bell pepper trimmings, egg shells and the paper egg carton! I'm very proud. I will toss it into the bin, with the grass clippings, later tonight. I think this is going to be a rewarding project. You're welcome, Mother Earth. =)
Footnote: I just learned that dog hair makes a great contribution to the compost bin, as do the contents of the vacuum canister. I really think I'm going to love this.