Thursday, October 21, 2010

Eating From Our Pantry

 I just came back from the grocery store and I've literally been reworking my pantry and freezer trying to fit everything in.  Granted, I don't have a large kitchen.  But I keep hearing myself say I need to get to the grocery store so we can have some food for dinner.  Hello, are you awake in there?  I'm going to step back and use some of the food we already have at home for the next week.  If all goes well and I'm in a groove, I might even add a week.  Ok, so I'll probably have to get some milk and maybe a couple others after a week but I'm fairly confident we won't be starving.

Over the summer, we purchased a deep freezer with the intention of saving money buy purchasing produce in season in bulk and by making larger portion meals.  I think it's time to tap into the food before it goes bad or is lost indefinitely in my pantry.  Have you bought something you were sure you didn't have at home only to find it in the back of your pantry?  Yep, that happened to me today.  Foolish!

So if you find yourself in a similar situation, join me....even for a day.  One more disclaimer.  We won't be giving up our Kid's Night at Moe's on Monday and Tuesday I have a cooking club.  But Cooking Club doesn't violate my system. 

Who's with me?  What's in your freezer and pantry waiting to be eaten?

 Bon Appetit!

Jen Starks, Owner 850.284.5887


HappyLittleMonkey said...

Such a great idea! About a year ago, I had to stop myself from the BOGO specials because I had to clean out the pantry and throw away things that we gotten "free" but didn't eat. Now I only allow that we BOGO stuff we actually use and not buy one just because we will get another free...make cents?

Waterbishop said...

This is why I almost like having only two cupboards in my entire tiny kitchen. Almost.
There is simply no room for dishes that don't get used daily and storing too much extra food.
And yet.... I do sometimes do a pantry only week to clear it out. We end up eating lots of weird casseroles those weeks. Soups are a great way to use those freezer burnt veggies and old rubbery carrots forgotten in the crisper drawer.