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Win A Few ??? Lose A Few (thats me)

January 25th, 2010 at 02:52 am

I was just reminded of this by looking in my kitchen cupboard. The item that caught my eye - a 10# bag of rice. Remember last year, when there was going to be a shortge of rice in the world, and stores would only sell each customer so much?? Well my SIL went out and bought everyone a 10# bag of rice, to put away for those "lean times". She meant very well, I know, but that's enough rice for us for maybe a decade? We don't eat that much rice anymore. So, that belongs in the lose a few side. I thought about just donating it, but darn it, its nice to look at it in the cupboard, and know that we COULD eat for quite a while if we had to. On the win a few side, I didn't do any shopping last week, well with one exception, I needed TP. There are many things that I can substitute for or do with out, but that is Not one of them. I think that this will be a no shop week again. It will give me a chance to be a little creative with the menu for a change. It seems like I always end up cooking the same couple of dozen meals over and over! And I collect cookbooks! Its just easier to make the tried and true, I know exactly what I need, how much time it will take, that everyone likes it. I know, just lazy, I need to be more adventureous. Lastly, one that could go either way, win or lose. I am sitting here looking at a neatly boxed up punch bowl and cups, sitting in the corner of the room. I have wanted a punch bowl off and on for years, but never would have spent the money to buy one, and one day DD#2 came home with a freebie from some friends garage sale. I loved it, we used it once, and it has been sitting in the corner ever since, now I remember why I never bought one. Well, at least it didn't cost me anythting, and I could lend it out if someone asked me. Maybe we will need it for that upcoming wedding! There, now I feel better. TTFN

3 Responses to “Win A Few ??? Lose A Few (thats me)”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Ten pounds of rice is a lot of rice. You did say you are trying to cut down on your food spending. Have you thought about anything you could make with it, like maybe chicken and rice? A soup with rice in it?

  2. miz pat Says:

    Having emergency food on hand is a good idea. So it is nice to know you have that lovely rice ready in event of an emergency.

  3. Jerry Says:

    I agree with miz pat. Having ten pounds of rice could be really-really handy if something bad happened, and it could lead to actually having some food if it were scarce. It would last a long time, too. Never a bad idea to have a little food storage as an insurance policy... just make sure that it will last and is stored appropriately!
    Jerry

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