Not much room for a food-hoarder… as shown here with what us now our pantry space:
It’s still not quite organized, because we have too much food! I’m determined to make our menu this week by what we have on-hand, because, as you see, we have a lot…..
We also cleaned up the freezer spaces. We pulled everything out of both freezers and put it on the dining room table. When I re-loaded, I did it with organization in mind. The freezer in the kitchen has our ice cream, boxed food and breakfast food, and frozen fruits. The small standing freezer is organized by shelf with specific meats grouped together (beef, pork, seafood…)
As you can see, we could probably feed a small army with our food stash……. UGH! For the past 6 years, I have hoarded food because there were many times that we could not afford to go to the store for anything, not even milk. I have done several months with $50 for groceries to last the month, and it was because my food stash was plentiful that I was able to manage it. Finally, at the age of 32, I am not worried about how I will feed my family. I have enough, and my job is at a point now that I make enough to pay all my bills, do all my grocery shopping, and still have something left to work with. It’s been a long, tough road to get to where I am. I have been blessed with encouraging, supportive friends and family. I am even more blessed with my parents, who raised me with an excellent work ethic, without which I would not have gotten to where I am. If I could give lessons to people on how to get from living on $650 a month and food stamps to making it on your own, I would. But it all comes down to hard work!!!!
Anyway… there I go on one of my tangents…… LOL
Onto the MENU!!!!
Monday: Polish Sausage, chips, salad (I have a late meeting, so the family is on their own!)
Tuesday: Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob
Wednesday: BBQ Pork Chops, stuffing, big salad
Thursday: Busy Day Vegetable Beef Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday: Burgers, oven fries, salad
Saturday: Crockpot Pork Roast, rice, steamed veggies (tentatively… it’s Family Day, and I don’t know where the day will take us!)
Sunday: Chicken Parmesan, spaghtti, salad, garlic toast
THE GROCERY LIST:
hot dog buns