Week #2 of our clean up the food project is nearly over and so far, so good!
For the most part, we have managed to stay on track with menu plans and, slowly, but surely, the older foods that we have determined to clear out are disappearing.
I did pick up a few fresh items this week (butter, eggs, yogurt, coconut milk, cashew milk, garlic, romaine, and cabbage), plus purchased fresh potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini from a friend who raises vegetables to sell at an area farmer's market. These items will continue to round out the meats, grains, cereals, and canned goods that we have on hand.
In addition to that, a friend passed on cereal, cheese, juice, canned goods, and a few other items that she couldn't use, to us and, in turn, we are passing most of those items on to other families that can use them, because we can't eat all of it either.
One thing I know is this...we have an abundance of food in this house and, no matter what we do, food just keeps coming in. I'm not complaining; I'm just saying.
I do praise God for His abundant provision, but I need His wisdom and direction in dealing with food on a daily basis, because food and proper eating is something that I have struggled with my entire life. I am finally starting to figure out why it's such a struggle (it's all fear based), but I'm still not quite sure what to do about it or how to do things differently and stick with it on a consistent basis. Please pray for me in this area.
Anyway...that is my update for Week #2. I keep thinking that at some point this challenge is going to become challenging, but, thus far, things are still running quite smoothly.
Of course, we're only half way through the month. We'll see what the next two weeks hold. We might have to carry this thing over into August! 😲
That's it for now!
Until next time...