I am feeling disheartened by my paltry progress in the pantry clean out challenge. I just stuck my head in there and although there is now a bit of “air” space, there is still no shelf space evident. And I have to admit that half of the space that has emerged has come from chucking out some expiry dated stuff. There are about ten boxes of pasta in there. What was I thinking?!! At our current rate if progress I think it would take another two or three months before I see the level of impact I am aiming for. I have run out of sugar and couveture chocolate so it is starting to bite now. Perhaps that is the real reason for the despondency?! Sigh!
Sam is out of weetbix but there are plenty of oats so he will survive. Tinned tomatoes are gone, as are tinned cannellini and kidney beans. But I have lots of dried beans so that is ok too. I am going to have to feed the kids lots of pasta and tinned tuna (poor kids). The dog and chooks might have to help too. And perhaps I should ban myself from buying any fresh stuff as well just to really force more consumption of pantry items. Sigh!