Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Eat-Your-Pantry Challenge

Surprise!  I'm posting on a Tuesday :)

Just letting you know about something pretty awesome that I have decided to take on.  See the pretty button to the side that says "eat your pantry"? That is today's off-topic topic of conversation.

Kelly over at The Year of Less has posted a challenge for the month of September - to eat through all the goodies hiding out in your pantry.  Her blog there is a chronicle of a year of simplifying her family's world.  As you know, I'm a fan of simple.  I've been reading her posts and even taking a few of them to heart.  

Anywho, I'm going to give this challenge a whirl.  This challenge won't actually be too hard for us.  Being that we just moved, our pantry is pretty bare.  However, I have already caught myself not wanting to eat some of our food simply because I don't feel like it.  Like those two apples in the fridge. They have been sitting in there for over three weeks now.  

After reading Kelly's post about learning contentment during this challenge, I felt pretty silly about my battle with those stupid apples.  Why don't I want to eat it?  I would rather mope around the house thinking about how starving I am and what I could have instead of just eating one of them and not feeling hungry anymore.

So that's how this challenge is going to work for me.  I don't have a bunch of cans to clean out, but I do have a mindset of discontent with the contents of our kitchen.  By the end of this month, I hope that will change, even just a little bit.  Today, its gonna start with me eating one of those apples.

Wanna take the challenge too?  Head over to the Year of Less and read about how her challenge works.  All you need to do is click on the button on the side bar.  And let me know how you're going to take on eating your pantry this month in the comments below :)

See you on Friday for a delicious treat filled gluten-free post!


  1. I love this idea. I'm just moving into a new house on Monday and my goal is to not buy a bunch of good I am not going to eat. Plus my new kitchen is very small so I don't have a lot of space for extra food:)

  2. I can't imagine how small your kitchen has to be in Germany! I am definitely still in the pantry stocking mode - I finally got my first bag of flour out here. I only got the small bag though, for one because it takes up less space, and for two, there's no reason to have more than a pound or two around since Josh can't have flour.