Monday, January 04, 2010

Enough is enough!

Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.

Cicero · 106 BC - 43 BC

I've already begun Spring Cleaning, but not by choice. Instead, the pantry got cleaned up after I accidentally turned a Family Size box of cereal upside down and spilled its contents on the three lower shelves.

After emptying, sweeping, vacuuming and wiping, I faced the task of deciding how to fit all that stuff back in — until I began to realize that much of it was better suited to the local food pantry than my own.

FIVE open jars of peanut butter?
The overabundance of food was baffling. Specialty items purchased for recipes that were never made, stuff that no one in this household would dream of eating, and so many multiples you'd think we've been preparing for a global famine. The examples pictured here are a small taste of how many un-necessities we've been stockpiling.

Gee-Are-Oh-DoubleEss — canned blackeyed peasSarah finally decided she's outgrown this stuffAnyone for rice?Unrealized birthday plans?How many 1st Birthday parties does one family throw?
And the most ridiculous discovery of the day:
Expired 4/18/2008

Since I try to learn from my mistakes, I'm gonna go reorganize my pantry so that full cereal boxes are no longer placed on the top shelf. For more ideas, here's a good one to start with from the heart of Texas.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the Invite Carla , pleasure to meet you " Yall " lol
    Jake , ( Watermaker )


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