Make Me STOP!!
Oct. 6, 2012 10:07 pm
Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 12:19 pm
When did I become so obsessive/compulsive that I honestly cannot STOP buying, and cooking? Surely, it must be a medical thing, of some sort...
Afterall, a bargain is a bargain, and if it happens to be an item that I often use, I cannot pass it by! I NEED to have some on the pantry shelf, to keep my piece of mind, and to know that whenever I decide to make a dish, I've plenty of "that" in the cupboard.
How can anyone COOK when you don't have the proper ingredients at your finger tips?
My current dilemma began a few days ago, when I discovered that most of my storage containers are "in use." I wondered where they all were. Next, I had to dig through the one freezer, looking for a particular item which I didn't find, but I did discover
many a container... some of "this," more of "that," and began wondering just why I had all of this "stuff" awaiting me. Apparently I had cooked, and froze it, as I didn't want to eat it at the time... Why did I do this..?
I was, however, raised to value the $, and to save as much as possible. If I can buy 10 cans today at a great price, I will buy... not wait until I "need" and have to pay full price for one! A well stocked pantry is a requirement, in the crazykitchen! Last
thing I want to do, is begin preparing a meal, only to find that I'm missing one key ingredient and have to run to the store... So, I have no choice but to BUY and keep on hand!
I really do think that it's time I weeded out some of these containers, and either use the contents, or dump out... Yesterday, I found two containers of spaghetti sauce. We had spaghetti for dinner last night, but I do fear that if I dig a little deeper,
I might just find yet another container of meatless marinara which I easily could add to the pot of meat sauce from last night! Do I hear "lasagne" in my near future? Maybe not, but I do have mozzerella in the freezer also!
Thus, the saga unfolds. Like it or not, there are far too many instances that I do find myself short an ingredient, or two... Often there is plan "B" or other times I run to my nearby convenience store that seems to always have what I'm looking for... Still,
I'd prefer not to be short the ingredient in the first place!
So, as crazycook recommends... be happy, be healty, be crazy!