How are you doing with the challenge to eat the excess food in your home? About a week ago I did a post on living with excess and I set out to eat the food on our shelves instead of constantly buying MORE food to just fill our shelves with unused food.
This week, the only groceries I bought for us were milk, saltines (for a mix I have to use up), bread, cereal and tortilla chips. The other things I had to buy for a shower this weekend. So 5 things I bought. That was all we needed. It’s not something I am proud of – it’s sad, really! That our shelves are THAT full, that I only had to buy 4 items to make it til the next time I have to get groceries. The past few days have been easy too. I don’t feel like I have lacked in groceries one bit. It does take a minute or two to think about what to make, but I realize how easy it is to make food convenient. I had the items for chicken pot pie, so that is what I made one night. I had pureed squash coming out of my ears so I found a recipe for spiced squash muffins and they were DELICIOUS! Dan kept commenting on how good they were and then I told him what the base was. He was shocked.
As you will see by my pictures below, we don’t lack in food. Really it’s a bit embarrassing, but I suppose no shame here because this is the very thing I am trying to change.
Someone needs to give this woman some organizing tips!
What do your cupboards, refrigerator, and freezer look like? Send me a picture! Participate in the challenge! You will be surprised how freeing it is and really how much access we actually live with.
Are you up for it? If you’ve already started, how is it going?