I have a challenge for May. No, not Theresa; I think she has enough of her own with a General election happening soon. This is a challenge for me. The above photograph shows the contents of just one shelf in one of my kitchen cupboards. Really, who needs this much dried fruit and nuts? Other cupboards are similarly overfilled with all manner of provisions and the freezer is so full that I can’t get anything else in there. I reckon we could survive for a couple of months without buying another thing! In the case of cous-cous, probably a couple of years!
One of my quirks (don’t we all have them?) is the need to constantly challenge myself. If it’s not something altogether new, then I want to better my previous ‘performance’. It would be a useful trait if I was a sportswoman, but as I’m not, it can be a tad trying at times. Anyhow, I’m feeling the need for a stretching target so here it is: during May we will eat the food we have in already and I aim to spend no more than £100 on food during the entire month. This will mainly be used for fresh fruit & veg, fruit juice, bread and milk. I began, as one would, on 1st May and so far, so good. I think food shopping has become a habit. My husband might say an obsession!
Then, at the end of the month, I expect I will go and fill the freezer and cupboards up again!