A collection of personal goals, lists, challenges in attempt to beat boredom, break routines, and get things done.
Monday, January 17, 2011
My goal this past week was to consume or trash the food in our fridge, freezer and cabinets that was still edible (or not, as I discovered in some cases) but had been occupying our precious kitchen real estate for way too long. I threw out lots of frost-bitten red meat, made some very creative meals, saved money by not grocery shopping. Most importantly, I had a huge sense of satisfaction this morning when I opened the freezer and didn't have one lone waffle staring me in the face. Seriously, aside from my brother-in-law Dave, who eats one waffle? But, to be fair, I had a solo waffle, because I threw the portions out of whack when I ate three in one sitting. That's equally weird, but more embarrassing. Anyway, this week I made lots of stir-fry, ate mostly frozen and canned vegetables (which I didn't like doing) and cleaned the inside of our fridge and freezer once I could see how much it needed it. Jeff was a trooper and ate everything I made, minus the Mahi Mahi burgers. Sadly, I mistook them for chicken patties when I cooked them, so the accompanying sides were all off. I knew I should have kept them in their original packaging. Yesterday, I went grocery shopping and stocked up on fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy. I also bought chicken and fish, and as of right now it's clear which one is which and I really hope it stays that way. Tonight we're having green peppers stuffed with tomatoes, corn, brown rice and spicy chicken sausage. Mmmmm.