Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Kitchen tip Tuesday - Freezer/Pantry Inventory
I know many of you already do this but many don't so here it is - take stock of what you have.
A couple times a year (really should be more often) I do a freezer & pantry inventory. I am always surprised at the amount of food I have amassed. There are always several items I have completely forgotten about.
I did an inventory a few weeks ago - with the items I found, I came up with 29 meals. 29!
I have been grocery shopping each week and I really didn't need to be.
I have created a spread sheet listing all the food I have and the possible meal combinations - as I use something up, I scratch it off the list. At a glance I can see what we have and what my meal choices are.
I am now doing a grocery exile - I only buy what I need each week, such as milk and fresh veggies. The plan is to use up much if not all of what I have.
If you are like me - you like to stock up when prices are good - problem is you end up forgetting all the food you actually have on hand.
As of today, I still have 20 meals to chose from.
Happy inventorying! (?)