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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Continuing Cleaning the Cupboards...and A NEW Challenge!

I'm about to let you know about my latest endeavors of Cleaning Out The Cupboards and also about something else mentioned there...that UWMD Challenge (you know, "Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without?")...

No photos (I know, shoot me), but over the past weekend and into this week, I've pulled single serve leftovers out of my freezer to eat for dinner, making a considerable opening in the space available...there's much more to do, however.

Last night, I used up a container of vegetable beef soup and leftover artisan bread (both in the freezer), then made up a batch of Pumpkin Fluff (WW friendly) which used up a container of Cool Whip, a can of pumpkin, and a package of Sugar-Free, Fat-Free vanilla pudding (and milk, but I am having to continue buying that). I pulled a can of beets off the storage shelves and opened that this week, too.

When it's just me, it takes a lot longer to eat my way through all this! But tonight? Another frozen serving of that goulash down below...

As far as the UWMD Challenge? Oh, I'm all over that. I'm working hard to use up my stash of fabrics in making products for my shows and craft festivals this year. Trying hard to work through my yarn stash to create holiday gifts and charity items (and those hats mentioned below). But I'm also hoping to get through some of the things in the basement, the closets, all through the house for either a yard sale this summer, and of course the regular drops to charities and Freecycle.

I love the idea of the UWMD Challenge...I'm IN!


Rebecca Jean said...

Pumpkin fluff. I'm going to have to remember that the next time I have a night alone. Sounds like my kind of dinner! ;-)

I'm looking forward to seeing your reports on the UWMD Challenge.

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Carrie#K said...

Isn't it fun? Who knew? It feels virtuous and thrifty.