Episode 151 Time to Tidy Up the Pantry and Freezer for Fall
It is late September and in Kansas that means we have reached the season of “Fummer.” It is the weird time where it is chilly in the morning and crazy hot in the afternoons. This is the time of year where I want to start making “fall foods” but it is often too hot come dinner time to enjoy them.
Now is the time to clean out your pantry and freezer.
- Share or donate any foods you purchased that your family no longer prefers.
- Pass on anything that you bought too much of and know you won’t eat in a reasonable amount of time.
- Eat up foods that you exclusively eat in the summer so they are not floating in your freezer all winter.
- Use up odds and ends of foods so you have room for the new foods of fall.
It is also time to look at your spices.
- Toss any spices that do not smell fragrant.
- Toss any spices you have had so long you can’t remember when you bought them.
- Think about the spices you use in the fall and be sure to stock up on your favorites.
Consider doing a deep dive grocery trip to get your pantry read for fall and winter. I talk about deep dive shopping in episode 99.
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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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