Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Waste not.....

Hi, my name is Debby and I've become a food hoarder. I've said it...the first step is admitting the problem, or so I'm told. Honestly, since discovering Esh's (a discount grocery store in Evans - which by the way, if you haven't gone, you need to!), I've started....well....hoarding food. It's just that the deals ARE SO GOOD and that particular item might not be there next time, therefore, the only logical solution is buy, buy, buy!!! Who cares if I already have three boxes of snack bars....these are only $1.00!!! I mean, peanut butter Captain Crunch for $1.50??? Can you see my logic?

So, this thinking (and buying) has got my fridge and pantry busting at the seams! So, this week I've decided that we would try and do something radical....wait for it....wait for it....THE ROMEY'S ARE GOING TO EAT WHAT THEY HAVE!!!! I know this sounds ridiculous, but what would happen if just one week per month we didn't go shopping and just ate the food I've accumulated over the rest of the month? How would it change our budget? How would it affect how we see food and our "need?"

So this week I only bought things we had to have: milk, bread, & eggs (and saline solution...a girl's gotta see!). All of our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are coming from what we already have. I'll be honest, we're going to have to get a little creative - but isn't that the point?

It's only day two, but this challenge has made me realize just how incredibly blessed we are and how much excess we truly live with. With that said, please don't judge my husband and daughter on their lunches this week. They may be eating snack bars and Captain Crunch for lunch, but hey - at least we're eating - there are many in this world who can't say that!!


  1. We've recently started doing this too. It's amazing when forced to use creativity how much you can make out of "nothing". And how it changes your perspective on your "needs".

    Love reading your blog friend! Makes me feel like I can keep up with you all better!

    Still prayin'!

  2. Hi Deb,
    My name is Laura Polk and I am a friend of both Robyn Riggins, and I know your sister Jenny as well! I spoke with Jenny right around the time you had heard back from JSC - Congratulations!! My husband and I are pursuing our first adoption and I had a quick question for you. With your JSC grant, had you applied by the January 20th deadline and then heard on Feb 1st? We applied by the February 20th deadline, and I am just trying to figure out when we could expect to hear from them. If I am reading the information correctly, it sounds like not until the end of next month, but we are kind of hoping sooner. :-) Thanks Deb! If you have a moment to answer, we'd love to hear from you!
    Laura Polk