Enough Food to Last?
That title was a bit tongue in cheek because, as you can see from the photos, there is more than enough food to last the two of us and the two house guests we are expecting during October, for the month ..... and eating well at that.
As you saw yesterday the freezer is almost full to the top, and the cupboards are also pretty full, although not groaning under the weight of food as they used to be before my Challenge of the first part of this year.
The '365 Days - £365' challenge (see HERE for the blog) really kept me accountable and stopped me buying a lot of unnecessary things. Unfortunately, once I stopped the challenge I found the habit of buying creeping in a little bit once again. So my main aims for 'Stoptober' are to free up cupboard space and nip this excess shopping in the bud.
It shows the space that is now available in the cupboards as I was able to neatly fit in the bargain packs of pasta that I bought last week. Last year they would have had to live on the worktop awaiting a space, or be used before they even saw the inside of a cupboard.
The only food items in a non-foody cupboard are these two jars of coffee, one of which has just been tipped into the coffee canister on the worktop ready for use. I'm so much better than I used to be .... Lovely Hubby used to have to be ready to catch any falling foodstuff each and every time he opened a cupboard door, poor man :-)
So apart from a couple of one pint cartons of milk for emergency use I will be buying nothing now in readiness for my start tomorrow. I do have an Approved Food order that was placed and paid for last week arriving any day. I was tempted by the catering sized bags of Crumble Mix that were well within date so I placed an order using some of my PayPal balance that I accrued selling some clothes last month, but these will be my last foody purchases. Each time I feel the urge to shop I will take a couple of the dogs out for a walk instead ....... leaving my purse firmly at home!!
If you're joining in with Stoptober, and I know a lot of Bloggers are, please leave a short comment and then we can all link to your blog posts by just clicking on your name and finding your Blog. I should have some spare time in the next couple of weeks to read all about your exploits as the work will be starting on the conservatory, and as I can do nothing to help with this apart from supplying teas and coffees to the builders I should have a bit of time to spend on things that I want to do ..... that should be good!
Good luck to everyone that is taking part, and remember it should be fun, not a hardship.