My Pots, Pans and Dishwasher
That is my pantry and yes, I drink Folgers coffee at home. As you can see, it’s half-empty right now. As part of my cooking at home task, I find I’m spending a bit of money (not a lot) buying basic stuff like stock, spices and legumes.
I’m not buying randomly though. It’s not a scientific method but I’m buying according to what I like to eat. I figure since most of us tend to cycle through about a dozen recipes, I’d buy those items first. Most of them are basic, so the condiments and other items will be in my cupboard, available when I need them.
Fresh items get bought as I need them. Living on your own means I can’t buy massively in bulk because food items will spoil and frankly, not all bulk buying is cost-saving.
No, I’m not buying a deep freezer. I have no space to keep it.
I’m hoping that in the next month or two I’ll have enough items so I can just open the cupboard, grab a few items and whip something edible and healthy.
I am also running my dishwasher twice as often. Considering I used to run it once a week, that’s not too bad. I also run it after 10:00 p.m. to take advantage of the lower rates.