|Crappy picture taken with my phone. And the fact that it’s off center is driving me a little crazy.|
Because I’m nothing if not an extremist.
If I did cute little drawings like some of my fellow bloggers, I would have one of a crusader from the dark ages holding a large wooden spoon and shouting things like, “I said brown rice, not white!” and “Pork IS the other white meat!” I mean, that’s funny, right?
But it’s true. I like to take things to the extreme and there are moments (few and far between) when I want every aspect of my life to be choregraphed on whiteboards. Extreme Organization. It could be a new reality show. Like Martha without all the “It’s a good thing” crap. Maybe I’ll pitch it to Kable Town.
Okay, I realize that sounds pretty whacky. I suspect it’s the NyQuil talking. So, I’ll try to wrap this up before someone calls the FBI tip line on me.
After my assessment of January’s pantry challenge, I decided to try something a little different…
My chief complaint was meal planning boredom. And I realized that my kitchen is stocked with essentially the same food week in and week out. Because that’s what’s cheap. And I know what to do with it.
All this led me to the conclusion that if I want to prepare more exciting meals, I need to plan further in advance. That way I won’t feel so bad buying an item that I don’t use regularly because I will have more need for it in the near future. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
So, I’m going to give this a shot for February and see how it goes…. Wish me luck!