I only have one goal this month – to eat the food in my refrigerator.
Things are getting out of control. I’m to the point that I’m scared to open the fridge.
You know how it is. You open your freezer door, and brace yourself for the avalanche of food to come rolling out.
This is no way to live.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I spend a lot of money on food. Some months my food bill exceeds $700. Rarely is it less than $450. And yes, that’s for one person.
With the exception of rent, I spend more money on food than anything else. So, whenever I want to boost my savings, I look to my food budget for help. Since I’m a little off track with meeting my savings goals for 2011, I need to get serious about cutting my expenses. Gotta make these last four months count.
In order to achieve this modest goal of eating what I have already, I’m enacting a no-fail plan for my food. I’m gonna cook it and eat it. If I can’t eat all of the food I cook, then I’ll freeze it so that I can reheat and eat it later. If it’s disgusting, I’m going to toss it.
It’s such a simple strategy, how can it go wrong?
We shall see.
Photo credit: Steven Depolo