Taming the pantry, fridge, and freezer beasts!

February/ Adar I goals

  • Taming the pantry, fridge, and freezer beasts
  • Planning and prepping meals AROUND Passover (that don’t need to full kitchen)
  • Getting everything ready for Purim
  • Miscellaneous errands, purchases, and bargain hunting.

On to taming the food storage beasts. (See more about my Passover planner HERE.)

We all have places where food goes to die, right? I try to keep on top of them, and I tryto always label, but still, things slip through the cracks. Food dies in my shelves (salsa almost a year past its date, anyone?) and there are lumps of unidentified “stuff” in my freezer. Not as much as used to happen, but still, it’s there. So now to tackle it!

I am still going to be going through our pantry, the fridge, and especially the freezer, and emptying things out. We have stores in the freezer that are over half full, and really, some of it needs to go. Some has been around too long and some is just forgotten. But it’s not useful if it’s not being, well, used. So here are my steps toward attacking the food storage beasts:

  • Clean out pantry, reorganize, and wipe down shelves
  • Make a list of anything that needs to be used in the pantry
  • Go through the fridge and identify half-used sauces or other things that are still good
  • Make a list of things that need to be used or thrown in the fridge
  • Toss the other stuff
  • Sort through the frozen landscape and toss anything too far gone or unidentifiable
  • Make an inventory of what we have left (on the whiteboard on the front of the freezer)
  • Incorporate all three lists into our monthly meal plans

Not so bad in writing, right? Now to see if I can manage real life to get it done.

About Amital

A die-hard listmaker and observant Jewish mommy of 5, managing the challenges of life bit by bit with the help of a Shalom Bayit book and lists. And chocolate, of course. Lots of chocolate.

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