The little jar that used to contain the quinoa had been sat on the shelf empty for quite a while. I used the last of it's contents making a Quinoa, Chickpea and Potato curry from my Deliciously Ella book the other week (it was delicious by the way) then I downsized something else into this jar. I always think less air in jars means that the contents last longer, so downsizing is a regular occurrence here both with my jars and the boxes in the freezer.
I wasn't going to buy any more for a while, intending to get stuck in to using up the vast amount of rice we have in store ... one big jar each of brown rice and Basmati rice. But I was missing quinoa, I had sort of got it into my head that when I go to M&S armed with one of my vouchers to pick up some milk this weekend I would get another bag of quinoa and try to use it alongside, or indeed with, the rice.
Then lo and behold I was in the cupboard for something completely different and I slid out the basket on the top shelf, and look what was in it ... three things that I was convinced I had used the last of. This just goes to prove to me all the more that I need to get the contents of the cupboards organised enough and with just the things we use regularly, that way I will know at a glance what we have and what we need to buy when we venture out to the shops.
Now it's been decanted into a little jar, I do prefer my dried goods in jars once they have been opened, apart from looking nicer and keeping fresher you can see straight away what you have,
Today is a No Spend Day