All of our busyness (how do things never seem to slow down?!) has resulted in a lack of utilizing the dry foods in the pantry. The other day, I opened up the cabinet doors to an array of disorganization. Dry beans, bulgur wheat, cornmeal, pasta, etc, sit in their containers, not getting any fresher. So, the girls and I began pulling things out (they were trying to motivate me, I think).
While listening to my favorite speaker, I began taking inventory and pinning relevant recipes to help me use up the excess. I decided to challenge myself (again), and try to eat almost elusively from the stored food, only buying the fresh produce we need and items for making the recipes, for the next month or two. I will let you know how it goes, and will likely be posting favorite new recipes along the way.
Do you have an excess of food in the pantry that has not been touched in much to long? What are some of your favorite ways to use things up?
We ALWAYS have an excess of food–my husband does the shopping and cooking and seems to believe we are a family of 8, instead of a couple! Good luck with clearing out!
Thanks! We seem to always stock up too much too. We used a small spare bedroom in our last house as a pantry. Now, we just don’t have the space!
Here’s my take on pantry organization 🙂
Nice, thanks for sharing!