Friday, March 22, 2013

Fresh Food Friday

Normally, I have a fun post lined up for today but since we are about to embark on our vacation, we have been eating out of our own pantry and freezer food stores.

Our tradition over the past decade, actually since on disaster trip where the power went out for days while we were gone - EWWWWWWW!, is to use up as much as we can.  Then, when we return, we have a HUGE grocery shop to re-stock and rest.

It is a major overhaul that ties in nicely with spring cleaning.

Which is great!  However, there is one sad little issue.

Anything that is left, is really quite boring and mundane like the assortment of soups, frozen veggies and cereal.  Basically, all of the stuff that you bought and no one wants.

Um, even I have no real interest in what is left!  Tonight's dinner is spaghetti and meatballs, just to continue to the trend of using up what we have.  Already, one kid wrinkled her nose at me.  This is not a favorite in our Naturally Sweet Sisters home.  Especially with whole-wheat pasta - which is the item that appears to be left in the pantry.  

"Fine........ but I won't LOVE it.", youngest daughter said with a bit of culinary disdain. 

Note to self... never buy that kind of pasta again!

After thinking a bit, I thought maybe this might be useful for all of us....

So this week's Fresh Food Friday is a reminder to eat down that stockpile in the cupboards, pantry, refrigerator and freezer before doing any more grocery shopping.

Your clean house and your family will thank you for it!

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