I have a hankering to rearrange the pantry again. Fine tuning the kitchen seems to be an ongoing exercise for me. As I slowly declutter more and more items I am continually reshuffling things around to find the best set-up. One day I will be satisfied and call it quits but that time isn’t here yet.
Some of you may think that if I just took care of it in one fell swoop it would be done and I could leave well enough alone. But you all know by now that is just not the way I operate. As I become more and more ruthless or sensible as the case may be, I am finding more things I am now happy to be rid of. Things I thought I wanted to keep but have found I really don’t use or only use them cyclically because I have too many of them.
Anyway I digress…Before I start reshuffling the pantry I am going to do some Natural Progression Decluttering of the excess food items so I don’t have to move them around.
Tonight for dinner we are having Tofu Laksa with Rice Vermicelli Noodles – Items used from the pantry were… 1 Packet of laksa paste, 1 can of coconut milk and 1 packet of Vermicelli Noodles
Yesterday for dinner we had Beef Stew with dumplings – Item used from the pantry… The last of a jar of beef stock powder.
On Sunday for dessert we had Creamed Rice with Apricot Conserve – Items from the pantry were… The last of a packet of arborio rice and a half used jar of apricot conserve.
I haven’t decided what we are having for dinner tomorrow but I am sure I will find something in there to use up.
Does your pantry or refrigerator need a little decluttering? Take a look and see what you can find that has been lingering there for a while and find a way to use it up. Think outside the box if you have to. I don’t usually use arborio rice to make creamed rice but it worked, and I usually stew dried apricots but the apricot conserve was just as nice and less hassle to prepare. You never know you may come up with some new recipes while you are at it.
ITEM 293 OF 365 LESS THINGS
Today’s item was a two for one decluttering exercise. Not only did we get rid of the PC pictured on this box but we packaged it up in its box to be sent to my brother-in-law. This freed up space in the TV unit and the garage in one effort.
- Getting things done around the house regardless of the limitations I had on my range of moment.
- When I get sudden inspiration for a blog post when I am struggling for ideas and the day is running out.
- A hot shower on tired muscles.
- That quiet place within – It’s not always easy to find but is certainly worth the search.
- Finding the easy way to clean my oven – I haven’t actually found one yet but I figured if I am grateful in advance a miracle might happen. Please!