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Do you go through your pantry and eat whats left at the end of the month?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (22413points) June 24th, 2016
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Cruiser's avatar

Been there done that many many times.

ibstubro's avatar

Me and what army?

I’m a hoarder, man, a hoarder I tell you.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I just had a can of flaked ham. Was ok.

BellaB's avatar

that’s an interesting idea
I should work my way to the end of the stock and start fresh

anniereborn's avatar

I’d be ill if I did that, way too much stuff that I somehow acquired but never want to eat. It’s probably all expired by now. Although I think it would make me anxious to have nothing at all sitting in my pantry.

Pachy's avatar

Most of the stuff I’m inexplicably hesitant to toss has either expired (like years ago) or wouldn’t combine with anything else I have on hand to make a meal.

Seek's avatar

I hoard food like an ant preparing for winter.

I’ve missed too many meals in my life to let that happen to my son.

I could easily sustain our family of three and the dog for a month with just my store of dry goods.

I’m not at doomsday pepper level, but we can miss a couple of paychecks without going hungry.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. The food in my pantry is, for the most part, non-perishable.

MooCows's avatar

Hubbie always says lets clean out the pantry before you
go to the grocery store BUT when I do make something
to eat from pantry items he takes it all back and says
“you need to go to the store in the morning!”

ibstubro's avatar

I knew a couple that shopped the grocery from their menu for the week. Nothing more, nothing less. When they went to the store every week, all that was left in the house was condiments.

I admire the discipline.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Eating dried apricots. One at a time.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Found 12 frozen burgers and ate two. Ate one half of my puritan beef stew. Ate some pasta. Everyday that I don’t order out I save $15. Putting stuff on my wish list in Amazon rather than buying books. Postal Strike in Canada possible on July 2 – 5th. Am waiting for 15 more books to be delivered.

fyvon's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 No, but that’s a good idea.

SmartAZ's avatar


The purpose of a pantry is specifically to store food. I have food in my pantry that I bought in 2008. For instance, butter was on sale for a buck a pound then, so I bought 75 pounds. At one point I remembered I was low on oatmeal but forgot I had bought some the month before, and then I learned I had two boxes when I thought I only had one, and that is how I wound up with fifty pounds of oatmeal, most of which I still have. (I should start making oatmeal cookies again.)

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
Yield: about 20 large or 30 small

1⅓ c sugar
1 t cinnamon
½ t baking powder
½ t salt
⅔ c butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 c applesauce
2 TB vanilla
2½ c flour
2½ c oatmeal
1 c chopped walnuts
1 c dried cranberries

Oven to 375 F.

Mix all. Measure 1/8 cup or ¼ cup per cookie. Mash them out because they won’t spread as they bake. Bake 18 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. They will be soft.

Time is uncertain because my oven is very old and unreliable.

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