Monday, January 6, 2014

Time to clean out the pantry/refrigerator!

I do this every January.  I set this month aside to clean out the pantry and refrigerator.  This has the double benefit of not just cleaning these out; but it helps the budget after the Christmas season.  This year this also needs to be done because we will be moving this spring/summer.  I'd rather get a jump start on this now.

This year it will be extra easy early in the month because I still have a fair bit left in my freezer from when the baby was born.  We will finish that up and then move on to the other stuff in the freezer/pantry for dinners.  It will be the breakfasts and lunches that will get a bit more interesting.  I have just taken a quick look at what I have.  It seems that canned salmon did not go over well with the family, but I'm looking forward to having salmon cakes for some lunches.

I'm also going to see how long I can go without having to head to the store.  I'll update this post later to let you know how I've done.  In the mean time...Are you doing a pantry clean out?  Let me know what you are finding in your freezer/pantry.  What was the, um.... most interesting, thing you found in there?

1 comment:

  1. I also do a pantry challenge in January! This year I made a list of all the things I could make from ingredients that had been sitting in my pantry for awhile and we will eat through everything on that list for the month of January. So hopefully all those "interesting" ingredients will be used up! The most interesting item I found in our pantry were noodles from our Chinese boys this summer, I'm not sure how to cook them, serve, etc and all the directions are in Chinese! Should be fun... :-)