Before the second week of July. Because that’s when we pack out!
Every time we move, we end up tossing a really embarrassing amount of food. It bothers me. I mean really, you would think since we know months in advance when we are leaving, that we could clean out the cupboards a little better. I’ve done this, what, a dozen times by now?
So today, while a carrot cake was in the oven (walnuts, check), I did a little inventory of the kitchen. Looks like we have some creative cookery ahead of us in the next few weeks, because I am determined to use at least most of this stuff!
Here’s the thing: I was always kind of a stock-up shopper to begin with. Add the
insane high prices in Vienna, and a little Amazon Prime, and all of a sudden we have six-packs of everything that isn’t liquid or perishable lying around.
I take the blame for the baking ingredients. I may have a slight King Arthur Flour addiction.
And here’s another thing: my husband likes to cook. And shop for groceries. And he’s what you might call an impulse buyer. Which is how we ended up with seven different kids of curry mixes and pastes.
Oh, and my daughter has been living with us, and she likes to cook Asian food. So, we have all these Oriental spices and sauces that she needed two teaspoons of for one recipe six months ago.
On the positive side, I did find a bottle of maple syrup and three bags of pancake mix. I think we can take care of that, no problem.