Organizing My Pantry (yes, again)…
EditHello. My name is Lynne and I am a food hoarder.
Yikes. I was aggravated yesterday looking for something in my pantry and decided that organizing it yet again would be today’s project. I’m not sure why I have so much food, but man…I have a LOT. Maybe subconsciously I am preparing some unforeseen disaster. Seriously, though, I have ten (ten!!) bags and jars of rice! Rice!
Plus approxi-mately eight boxes of pasta. And a basket of potatoes. And sweet potatoes. It’s a carb lover’s dream.
I have an entire pantry shelf dedicated to canned veggies. They’re organic and all, but it looks like I’m expecting to never, ever find them at the store again. Ever.
Please note that the stash of coffee does not qualify as a hoard. That just everyday sanity protection, so move your eyes along from that area. (Avert your eyes.)
Clearly – CLEARLY – someone needs to keep me out of the grocery store for an extended period of time. Someone could go for milk and eggs for me.
Because in addition to the pantry, my freezer is full. As in, full. Why did I tell my husband that 72 waffles was not too many? I have frozen fruits and veggies to last…well, awhile. I also discovered three roasts, two pork loins, a ham bone, two packs of bacon, a pack of stew beef, and eight packs of chicken breasts. And here I was planning to hit the Fresh Market’s $2.99 Tuesday near sale in the morning. Oh. My. Goodness.
I really had no idea that I had so much stuff. I’ve been going merrily along spending the money in my grocery fund envelope when I could have probably eaten from what I have and taken myself on a trip to the beach!
All that being said, I’m counting my blessings that I have food to eat. I’m also praying for some self-control. We need to eat from our pantry and freezer until they are depleted. I need to avoid sales flyers and the Publix app on my phone.
Please…if you see me in a grocery store in the next month, take me by the hand – which may be tightly gripping the grocery cart handle – and escort me to my car. Remind me that I’m saving for a beach trip. If I tell you that I’m only buying milk, them you might just need to keep an eye on me.
I did get it organized, though. Here are some pics.
Wonder what we are having for dinner. I might need to go…just kidding! We’re having leftovers!