Look what we got at the weekend!
Snow in April! Snow in the South East of England is rare enough ;) There was a lot more than this photo portrays - I didn't make it outside early enough to get a decent picture of the good stuff - and my back garden is pretty sheltered! People were making snowmen on the beach and everything! But it only lasted a day - by evening most of it had melted away...
Oh, hang on, I took one out of my window too! Just using my phone camera though, so excuse the quality!
Anyway, less about the snow - and more about my mini-mission statement!
I generally cook every day - and almost always decide what to cook at work, go to the fishmongers/butchers/greengrocers on the way home or at lunch and buy what I need. This is very different from when I was a commuter and didn't live in a place where I could get my hands on fresh produce quite so easily. I got into the habit of doing a big shop every week or two - and just stopping to buy some veg, bread and milk occasionally to keep us going! Unfortunately I haven't quite shaken the habit of buying more than I need - but it seldom gets used, because I now shop daily.
So my mini-mission is to use up all the stuff in my freezer and cupboards. Currently I don't have space in my freezer to store leftovers - because it's taken up by stuff that I never get round to using! And my cupboards are overflowing - my kitchen isn't big enough to hold so much surplus!
So I have taken an inventory of my kitchen contents, and I now plan to see how long I can last on my store cupboard supplies.
I have decided on some exceptions:
- I am not going to include breakfast in this as I pretty much always have fruit and yogurt - which is generally better fresh ;)
- And I will buy fresh fruit and veg if I need it- I would prefer to avoid scurvy!
- This won't stop me eating out!
- And finally if I need one or two items to make up a recipe, I won't be militant - just so long as the bulk of the meal is from my list!
So wish me luck, and check back soon to see my store cupboard meals!
Any suggestions appreciated :)
Looking forward to a decluttered kitchen!