Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Eat From Your Pantry Intro...

Have y'all decided if you are with me on the Eat -From -the -Pantry -Challenge over at Life as Mom? I've got to be honest, I am a little leary of it myself...

BUT... I am hoping that this post persuades you just a little bit more. FishMama over at Life as Mom wrote this post yesterday about how everyone's goals and pantries are different. We don't necessarily have to go all month, we could start with one week or we could go longer than one month.

That got me thinking a little bit... I am known to many who know me IRL as being my own worst critic. I am the queen of good intentions but yet not so good at fulfilling them. Then when I don't, I beat myself up unmercifully. Therefore if you remember me going back and forth in this post about whether or not I was going to take part in the challenge, it was really hard for me to decide.
But today I decided that I am whole-heartedly going to do this! However, I am going to do it one week at a time. So this week I am proclaiming that from Friday, January 1st until Friday, January 8th. At that point, I will re-evaluate where I stand in the challenge.

Sound good to you? Then why don't you give it a try with me? I really, really do like accountability partners and this is a great way to start out the New Year and get our lives back to ordinary after the chaos of the Holidays!

So today, I am unveiling my stash of food. Now be warned that I am not organized right now. With all the sickness and festivities, my organization and clean home flew the coup! :) And in case you were wondering, my canned foods stash still pretty much looks like this.

This is my pantry. A mess, but still my pantry. Plenty of food in there, huh?

Here are some of my canned goods and baking stuff. Still plenty!

This is my baking/from scratch chest. Still plenty in there (even a loaf of cheater-bread :))!

My inside freezer, stocked!

And my garage freezer, over-stocked. I almost could not close it!

So how about it? Are you in or are you out? I think you should be it! If you have more questions or concerns or are just nosey head over to life as mom, she'll be glad to show you the way!


Janet said...

You are well stocked and will do great with this challenge. Unfortunately I can't participate since we just moved. We have two things in our freezer. LOL January is my re-build the stockpile month instead.

Courtney said...

Wowser!! I can't imagine having that much food at one time!! My family could live off all that for a long time. Unfortunately, the contents of our fridge/freezer/pantry will get us to next week's shopping trip and that's it. I shop according to our weekly menu so we never have overstock. Good luck with the challenge, sounds fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are stocked! I'm jealous of your home canned items. You should have no problem with the challenge.