Starting over.

September 24th, 2008 by katie

Hahahahaha! Remember how yesterday I told you guys everything was back to normal?  Well that was before I realized Comcast intended to take my internet down for an undetermined period-five days so far…

Since I’ve been dealt the start over card, I am making the most of it.  I have a few resolutions for my new refrigerator and freezer.

  • No more stockpiling.  I have a terrible famine instinct, I just can’t help stocking up on things that are on sale-even when I don’t need them.
  • No more buying warehouse sized jars of things that take us years to use up.  Gross!
  • No more buying bottles of prepared condiments that I can make myself-yeah, we’ll see how long this one lasts.  I don’t mean ketchup and mayonnaise-although I recognize I could make these myself, and may try at some point just for kicks-I do mean tartar sauce, stir-fry sauces, salad dressings, etc…
  • No more loading up on frozen fruits, veggies, breads and meats without any plan for preparing them.
  • I plan to use my freezer to keep homemade meals that can be thawed and cooked on busy school nights.
  • I would like to get back to making freezer snack foods and quick meals so the Chaos household can continue to eat on the days I work without resulting to corn dogs.

We’ll see how it goes.  The first, third, and last will be my biggest challenges.  I used to make calzones, fried rice, breakfast burritos, etc… and keep them in the freezer so we always had breakfast on the go, quick snacks, meals, or side dishes.  I would really like to get back into that routine as my baby becomes a somewhat more independent toddler.  Wish me luck, and reap the benefits here!

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4 Responses

  1. noble pig

    Sounds like some awesome resolutions, I want to follow your lead.

  2. Melissa

    Those are great plans. Good luck making them work the way you’d like. I had to force myself to stop stockpiling too – it was so worth it!

  3. Andy

    I’m still trying to figure out the right ratio of stuff to buy and how much to stockpile. I try to keep all the fresh fruit, veggies, and bread to only what I will eat in the upcoming week. Other stuff I’m a little more lenient on, as I’ll usually keep eggs around and I don’t mind freezing meat.

  4. Ton Meeuwis

    Wonderful site and food-tips.
    Thank you very much!

    Greeting from the Netherlands

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cha·os -noun 1. a condition or place of great disorder or confusion. My chaotic kitchen is the result of three kids, two adults, dog, cat, and fish, a food obsession, a wine drinking hobby, and too few hours in the day. Between trying to feed a family of five healthy, happy meals, watching my weight, saving my pennies, and staying partially sane I have picked up a few tricks along the way. So here they are: the very best tips, tricks, and recipes from my chaotic kitchen-to yours!

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