The other day Bossy went to the supermarket and put twelve items in her cart and the man at the checkout told Bossy to fork over one hundred dollars.
Minutes later Bossy was unloading her grocery bags into kitchen cabinets that already contained most of the pantry items she just purchased. This made Bossy scratch her head. Of course that was just dandruff brought on by cheap supermarket shampoo — the real issue here is surplus.
Bossy and her family typically eat fresh seasonal food purchased daily, which Bossy’s friend Amy likes to call European-Style Shopping but Bossy likes to call Will This Business Of Trying To Figure Out What To Have For Dinner When I’m So Bored Of Cooking I Could Pass Out Never End?
Regardless of her shopping style, the plain fact is that over time Bossy’s freezer and cabinets have become overrun with things she regularly avoids using or forgets she has. Which leads us to this little experiment:
Bossy’s Cook The Entire Contents Of Her Cabinets Challenge!
From now until her cupboards are as empty as Ventura Avenue on Yom Kippur, Bossy is going to prepare dinners incorporating those very
ingredients not worth using back when they were first purchased!
Bossy isn’t saying she won’t supplement the meal with fresh fruit and vegetables, because a meal without a salad is an eal. Or a mea. But what Bossy is saying is she’s going to use every one of the rusted cans and freezer-burnt roasts that have been squirreled away in her kitchen since the Eisenhower administration. Because that’s Bossy’s commitment to you, her
Shall we have a look? This is Bossy’s freezer:
That photo doesn’t quite capture the fact that if you go into the freezer to fetch an ice pack for a broken hand, a package of basil ravioli will fall out and break your foot.
On the very first night of Bossy’s Cook The Entire Contents Of Her Cabinets Challenge! she assembled the following items: