Episode 128 Spring Pantry and Freezer Clean Out
Spring is here and it is time to clean out your freezer and pantry to get ready for warm weather foods. Get ready for a refresh of the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast with our new Tuesday release date next week.
1-Use the Master Meal Planning Sheet to see some warm weather foods you haven’t made lately. You may think of some new foods to add to the sheet. The sheet is free here: https://www.feedyourfamilytonight.com/2018/11/30/01-master-meal-planning-sheet/
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2-Clean out your freezer and pantry.
-Use up or throw out the “odd bits” in your freezer. I like to make croutons with the odd bits of bread in my freezer.
-Donate or share any food you purchased that your family didn’t prefer. (Idea from Lisa at Organize365.com)
-Eat up the heavy winter foods in your freezer like chili and stew.
-Think about the foods you like to eat in warmer weather and get the ingredients for things like salads and marinades.
3-Take stock of your pantry and freezer. I needed to call my farmer to order more meat for the summer.
4-Look at your spices. Do they smell fragrant? Toss or use up old spices and make a list of what you need to replenish. I like to get my spices from The Spice House.
5-Make a list of gadgets and serving utensils you need for the summer. I bought all my kids new water bottles. (Get in the habit of having you kids take a water bottle with them anytime you are in the car.) This is the brand we have used for over two years. We love them! We have water bottles and tumblers.
6-Clean out your silverware drawer. Martha Stewart was right- it will be full of crumbs.
Enjoy the warmer weather and your family!
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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. You can see her every week on KAKE TV’s Good Morning Kakeland or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.
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