Well here I am Day 100 of my year long Challenge.
It's funny but 'milestone' days seem to get me thinking about things that little bit more and this week I got to thinking what I've found hard about the Challenge - not shopping, and what I've found easy about the Challenge - finding meals amongst the ridiculously large amount of food we still have in stock.
And put the two together and it's easy to see that for a long time I've been holding stocks of food but shopping weekly for the food that we actually do eat. For example making vast amount of jars of jam with our homegrown produce ... but rarely getting round to eating it. Batch cooking for future meals when there is food available to choose from already in the freezer.
And that is what this year is all about, working out what we need, how much we need of it and what excesses develop naturally. I already have it in the back of my mind that I might sell off some of the extra jars of jam that I made at the end of last year at the first car boot sale we do this year, and use the money to buy things that we are actually using up more quickly and can't make ourselves ... jars of coffee for example.
I have to remember that there are only the two of us and the occasional weekend visitor, and I do only need to cater in quantities for two, I am not feeding the five thousand ... although my freezer tells a different tale ;-)
Today is a No Spend Day