It’s Friday Guys – time for No Waste Tastes Great
Simply Being Mum’s Friday Fridge
Everything accounted for and I’m pleased to announce there’s no food- waste this week.
Typically my Friday fridge is rather sparse. This week’s is a little fuller than usual, but everything has a destination. It’s more packed due to the extraordinary weather we are having in the UK. We currently have sun and lots of it. I cannot recall ever having to put the Kids’ chocolate treat box in the fridge before.
It’s usually in this cupboard;
This is a typical cupboard in my kitchen. Quite minimal really. I carry the bare essentials for emergency meals. Some dried foods such as pasta and rice as well as canned fish.
My freezer is very similar, just the essentials – frozen vegetables, fruit and bread.
Which brings me onto the food stockpiling debate.
Where I live it couldn’t be any more stable regarding food supply. That’s not to say something unimaginable couldn’t happen to reduce the food I can source for my family. But it is so incredibly unlikely – almost incomprehensible.
This means I make decisions to suit my situation from personal experience. My amazing Gran who lived in LA, in the early 70’s, had different experiences.
And although we never discussed her US kitchen cupboards specifically, I know that, when back in the UK, her cupboards looked a lot like mine.
If I lived in a country or area where volatile, life threatening events occurred, natural disasters were likely or food shortage (for whatever reason) was a probability – I undoubtedly would make different choices.
But I don’t. The area of the UK I live in, experienced an earthquake on 22 September 2002 measuring 4.7 on the richter scale. It woke me up from my slumber which was bad enough for someone who likes their sleep, but there was no damage and no food-shortage.
I may be coming across flippant, and I may literally eat my words (or not in the case of food shortage) but I hope that my deep appreciation of the need for some to stockpile is apparent. As with much in life what suits one, doesn’t suit another. After all the ability to feed your family must be one of the most basic desires a mother feels.
Where do you stand on the debate?
How’s your Fridge looking this Friday? Anything to declare? Or is it nice and bare? Please share…and don’t forget to drop a link in the comments if you’ve blogged about it!
No Waste Tastes Great is bought to you (as always) with thanks to The Frugal Girl for the original inspiration.