I have come to the realization that I am a compulsive food buyer (and eater) and have decided that I am going to cook only what I have in my freezer and my pantry until I get down to the bottom of all that food. Seriously, how many jars of salsa, hot wing sauce, relish, coffee, jelly, pasta, vinegar, etc. does one need….or in my case….two people need? Is there really some big terrible thing that takes place if you run out of canned tomatoes or cream of mushroom soup? How many types of beans do I really need to have on hand at one time? And really…..more chips? Again, what was wrong with the ones I already have?
So, this is my challenge…..to cook what I have so that I can clear out some space. My freezer is full and I am not talking about a refrigerator freezer. Oh, yea, that one…..no….those two are full too. I am talking about my stand alone freezer. It is full. Of course, my in-laws gave that to us the first year we were married ( which is 34 years ago tomorrow) and it is not a frost free, so some of that space is full of ice that I would get rid of if the freezer wasn’t so dang full.
What can I say? I love to shop. I love to shop for food.
Now, I have allowed myself to buy fresh things, like milk and veggies……eggs….cheese….lunch meat…..bread etc. But everything else has to be adapted to what is on hand.
Surely I can do this, right? If money was a major issue, I know I could do it.
So, today I decided I NEEDED some Honey Sesame chicken…..my daughter’s recipe (Jewelry Vendor). Only problem was that I needed to go to the grocery store for the things on my list that I could purchase…..and my decision came while I was shopping.
CHALLENGE DAY 1….failure! I bought sesame seeds and honey.
This won’t work without some kind of cooperation from myself. Let me start over tomorrow.
Hello! My name is Susan and I am a compulsive food shopper. I am just glad the problem isn’t meth.