Here we are in March, and I am full swing into my food minimizing. Did you see this study a couple months ago about wasted food?! While it’s not super surprising that we waste so much, it is super disgusting… and sad. I don’t even know how to put into words what I think. I know I can't send my rotting food to someone who is starving, but….why? Why do we do this?
To kick off my food minimalization (is that a word?), I cleaned out my pantry and my fridge. That, too, was disgusting. Cleaning out my fridge is always nasty. Sometimes I think I might vomit (and I don’t have a very strong gag reflex). I almost filled a full garbage bag from my fridge and freezer, alone. I went through my pantry and found multiples of things I didn’t even need. I had four boxes of corn starch. FOUR BOXES…of CORNSTARCH. What do I need that for? Three of them were already open! I have like 10 little bottles of sprinkles and sugar confetti for decorating cookies, along with all the little icings and food coloring. OK….I have lived in my home for over 4 years and we have decorated cookies all of…….never.
I got rid of a lot of food, and this doesn’t even consider the full standing freezer in my basement that I have yet to clean out. This tells me several things.
This is what I am hoping to overcome this month.