*Pantry impersonation - but mine looks remarkably similar.
Last April I did a little personal experiment on How the Other Half Lives :Eating on $2 a Day or Less. I learned a lot.
For example, I discovered I like beans more than I thought, and that even if you LOVE white rice, it gets a little old after day 3 or 4. Mostly, my palate got a real taste - pardon the pun - of what bland is. And, I learned to appreciate choice, and spices. And, the fact that I am blessed to HAVE a choice of what I will eat everyday - unlike a large portion of the population, both here and in developing nations.
Today I'm starting a new challenge.
While I love bacon, I don't think I'll be doing the 30 Days of Only Bacon thing. Even if the guy *says* he successfully eats only bacon for 30 days, I won't believe him. He'll be blogging from a hospital bed while choking down lime jello in no time.
Instead, I'm challenging myself is to eat only from my pantry.
Really, that's no challenge at all...considering how much stuff is in there.
I have a pantry.
I have choices.
And, many folks living paycheck to paycheck don't have that luxury.
So, for the next 30 days I'll be eating what already I have in my home. The savings should help with a some bills I need to pay. And, I'll be eliminating what little fast-food there is in my diet.
Mostly, I'll be spending a little less money...
And, a little more time on being grateful for what I already have.