Happy December everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I sure did. We went to VT to The Boyfriend's parents. My younger son was able to get away from the college/working grind to spend time with us. Unfortunately, my older son had to work the next day, so he spent it with his dad's family.
Look at my baby! I can't believe my kids are 20 and 22 years old.
It's always a treat to get away to VT... The Boyfriend's family is lovely and we always have a relaxing time. Seriously.... they live on the side of a mountain and it's so beautiful. They build a fire during the cold months and it's awesome to curl up on the couch with a book and just chill!
If I had one wish, it would be that the kitty was friendly. She LOVES her Mommy and Daddy, but the rest of us, not so much!
They also have a hot tub downstairs that overlooks a very similar view. Relaxing, eh?
.... but I digress... this is about the food and my pantry challenge.
You see, I can be a bit of a food hoarder. I'm sure it's because I grew up very poor and we didn't always have enough food. I like to make sure I have enough. It was a bigger deal when my kids were little, but I still have these tendencies.
During my Dollar Tree Challenge, I realized that I have so much more than I need. I am grateful for that, of course, but I don't really feel like I want to be in that place any more.
... so I've decided to do a clean out the fridge/freezer/cupboards and pantry. I don't have any real rules, only that I will buy produce as needed. I live with The Boyfriend, but I often eat my own food, so this challenge is more about me than him. He eats maybe one meal per day, maybe two of the food I eat, so while this affects him, I'm sure some food will be purchased for his needs.
The first week, I plan on eating what I have. I think I have enough fresh produce to last me, but I will not skimp on it. If I need more produce, I will buy it. This isn't so much about money, it is about over-consumption of goods. I'm pretty sure I have the skeleton basics to last at least a month, maybe more.