I get this strange high from using stuff up. Whether it be beauty products or food items, I get a great satisfaction from using the last of something and throwing the empty packaging away.
The funny thing is that one of my best pals, Lisa, wrote about the very same thing on her blog the other day! It got me thinking about the weird things that make people happy. I didn’t know that Lisa and I share a very strange quirk! :)
Before my surgery, I stockpiled a bunch of leftovers in the freezer for future meals. Instead of making new recipes and buying a whole bunch of food, I decided I need to try and use up what I have.
Case in point: dinner last night. I pulled out my leftovers of Skillet Chili Mac with Corn and reheated it.
Not as fabulous as the fresh version but delicious nonetheless. And the best part was all I had to do was throw it in the microwave. Voila! Dinner was done!
This morning I saw that I had about a bowl’s worth of Special K Fruit & Yogurt cereal so I knew that would be breakfast! Another empty box in the trash! Paired with almond milk and strawberries it was a great breakfast.
I took the kids to school, went to the gym for a walk on the treadmill with some friends and came home. Lunch was a delicious tuna salad sandwich and a big salad on the side. I dressed it with one of my favorite bottled salad dressings: Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette.
Nothing too exciting on the rest of the day’s agenda. Just the normal school pick-ups and homework. But dinner…that’s another story….we are going to Souplantation and I’m excited! All this eating at home trying to “use stuff up” has me wanting a break! :)
Do you try to use up what you have in your pantry/freezer/fridge on a regular basis?