Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Into the Third Month of the Challenge - Comparison Photos


Possibly the biggest difference this month is the sweetie drawer!!

January Photo

Now don't panic and think all my teeth are going to fall out, yes some of these have been eaten but a good selection of them were donated to the Foodbank trolley in Booths half way through that month and a few added to the drawer in the fridge.

I am slowly and surely reducing my sweet tooth and once again enjoying all things savoury.


These top drawers have altered somewhat, with just the two potatoes bought here in the potato bag alongside the Bake at Home Sourdough breads bought here in the left-hand side basket ...

January Photo

... and just a bit less in the  right-hand side.

The bottom two drawers have just altered slightly.  

January Photo

As you can see there are a couple less packs of biscuits, and the crisps that were in here were eaten and replaced with the crisps that had originally been in their box in the bedroom.

Oh it all gets so complicated trying to show the differences, it will be so much easier when there is just  less food!!


Another obvious difference this month is my now empty basket ... although it is currently holding some folded up bubble wrap after I did some unpacking instead of the three large jars of coffee that were in it at the start of the year.


The two jars of Nescafe instant coffee that are left now fit neatly into the main food cupboard, so the contents of this must have gone down a bit, although I find it hard to spot what's gone!!


One jar that has now emptied is the pasta jar on the open shelves, I ate the last portion last night with the Mediterranean veggies that were left in the fridge.  So I am going to have a rummage around in the lower half of the food cupboard for something to pour into there instead of the mixed penne and fusilli.  I do find I get more inspiration to eat the things I can see more clearly.

I'll be back tomorrow with a fridge round-up and for the first time a glimpse into the freezer ... I can actually open the drawers a bit more easily now!!


Sue xx


13 comments:

  1. I love a nose into other people's larder cupboards! I didn't realise Aldi did bake at home sourdough, I'll look out for those next time we go in there.

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    1. So do I :-)

      I think the Sourdough is quite a recent thing I have only noticed it once before, but then our Aldi does seem to be a bit behind everywhere else so it could have been out for ages!!

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  2. Wow your doing really well. I need to sort out my cupboard the 2nd eldest one shops for himself and the drawers have got in a tiz with his cup noddles! So I cannot reach my things . Personally I would have kept the chocolate lol!

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    1. I did eat some and keep some ... it's in the red enamel flour bin out of sight. I may get it out for Easter :-)

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  3. It's going really well, isn't it? You're never going to achieve empty cupboards, after all, but they're looking so well organised.
    xx

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    1. No I really don't want to get to empty cupboards but I do want to get to a logical store of what I make my regular meals out and get rid of all the impulse buys and odds and sods that end up languishing for far too long. All the spaces are getting more organised by the day and its nice to be doing this regularly as it reminds me (over and over) of what I actually have.

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  4. Crikey I thought you had eaten all the chocolate from the drawer in first photo 🤣 I should have known better. You still have plenty of food to go at, Sue,and I'm looking forward to a peek in your fridge and freezer! I bet they are far more organised than mine.

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    1. That was a ridiculous stash of chocolate, in my defence some of it was bought, some of it was gifted at Christmas ... and some of it magically appeared from Narnia ;-)

      Watch out for a completely different sort of peek at the freezer tomorrow, I'm just in the middle of doing it now :-)

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  5. Congratulations, you are doing well! Just look at the space you are opening up too!

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    1. I'm loving the space, even more than I used to like having a well stocked cupboard.

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  6. Well done and thanks for the peek. I've stocked up so much that only perishables make the grocery list most weeks now. I do need to organize though...Glad you are doing better and in better spirits.

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    1. My pleasure, and I like that you think I'm in better spirits ... this has been one of the toughest weeks for ages but I'm obviously able to lose myself in blogging, which is a good thing. :-)

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    2. I am sorry you've had a tough week. When that happens to me, my favorite place to be is bed with a cup of tea. My cat and a good book also help.

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