Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Day 20 - Cupboards 3


Well on Monday you got the chance to peek into the general cupboard, yesterday you got the messy baking cupboard, I don't really know what I would call this one!!

It's got all sorts in it, some condiments, some pastes and purees, the baskets on top are overflowing with nuts, popping corn and things of that nature.  It's really just a bit of a mish mash.  I guess the beauty of this Challenge is that I will begin to see what things are in there that really don't need to be.  What will be left until last when the things that I grab on daily basis are gone completely and I have to start thinking 'outside of the box'.

Hopefully this Year of Without will help me realise what we do need and what we can continue to live without when the year is over, the things that I buy out of habit and not really out of genuine necessity.

Today is another No Spend Day.

11 comments:

  1. I hold my hands up to being addicted to BOGOF'S in the past. But now I don't bother unless I feel the offer I genuine and I need it. A good store cupboard with stock cubes, tomato paste, pastas,pulses,lentils,herbs,spices and such like is far more important then anything else.

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  2. It's amazing what lurks at the back of food cupboards! I tend to find a build up of packets of jelly for some reason - I only make a trifle occasionally and perhaps once a year we'll have jelly & ice cream/blancmange or I'll make a flan. Don't know why I've got so many packs!

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    1. Perhaps it's because you have the idea to make a trifle or flan while you're shopping and can't remember whether you have a jelly in stock so you buy one. Of course on returning home there, in the cupboard, are 3 jellies! I do this every Christmas with trifle sponges. I even buy a spare because usually one of our sons appears asking if I have an extra packet!

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  3. we are using up what we have but in the dry store cupboards i found i had about 10 maggie cook in the bag flavour sachets, amazing what you find!

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  4. I am so inspired and even excited about this new blog. I can feel the ripples spread through the land, over the sea in my case, as cupboards slowly begin to breathe after being stuffed so full for months or years.
    I'm being creative with food and am determined to empty cupboards that have been overstuffed for years. My tin and dried fruit cupboard is the worst. Thank you so much from all of us.
    On a different note, people who critise are often very insecure and feel thee need to find fault in order to boost themselves. Take no notice. Just compare the number of positive blogs with the number of negative ones you receive. That will tell you what the majority of us thinks.
    Thank you again. Sue

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    1. Sorry "thee" should read "the", "blogs "should have read "comments".

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  5. You are far braver than me showing your cupboards like this!! I have a list of what is in the freezer and am trying to work us through it all before I get anything else, we are doing fairly well so far - although I do have an excess of tiny Christmas puddings!! We might need to have Christmas pud this weekend - and I have two large ones too! Hope that you enjoy your using up and sorting through etc. xx

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  6. Your cupboards are very inspiring! Mine just now are starting to look a bit on the bare side but that's good as it's only 10 days to the house move now and I'm determined to have as little as possible to move. The freezer is just about empty, I think I will have to go shopping before the weekend to buy some food to get us through the last few days.

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  7. Oh, I spy yeast flakes. How dod you use yours? I love them on toast with butter :o)

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    1. I sprinkle them in and on all sorts of dishes. I'll give them a try on toast with butter, that sounds lovely, thanks :-)

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  8. I restocked my pantry which is really two shelves in what was once a coat closet. My goal is to make a list of the contents, check off when used up and see how long it takes to use everything up and what I use the most. A second goal is to have more no spend days. Right now that is three per week.

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