For the last couple of weeks, I have been participating in the Kitchen Cure – a 6 week process of streamlining, decluttering and organizing the kitchen. Each week, participants are given an assignment to complete towards this goal. We are currently in week 2. Read about Week 1, here.
Over the past week, I’ve weeded out my pots, pans, bakeware and utensils.
For the last couple of weeks, I have been participating in the Kitchen Cure – a 6 week process of streamlining, decluttering and organizing the kitchen. Each week, participants are given an assignment to complete towards this goal. We are currently in week 2.
I hadn’t originally planned to blog about this process, but after working on the assignment for week 1 (go through the fridge, freezer and pantry and get rid of any old, outdated or unused ingredients) and part of week 2 (declutter & give away kitchen equipment), I changed my mind.
As mentioned on my About page, I never cooked from scratch until I moved to Texas in 2004. That means that for most of my adult life, I ate pretty much nothing but fast food, boxed / frozen goods and restaurant meals. Amazing, huh?
When I got to Texas, I began to cook from scratch – at first to save money and with just a flicker of interest, then eventually entirely from a love of the cooking itself, and for the feeling I get when someone I’ve fed enjoys the meal. In these past five years, I’ve learned many things and continue to do so every day. I know there are lots of people out there far more skilled and experienced than I, but for those of you who may be just starting out, I thought I’d share a few of the things that helped get me going.
Loads of Hope may be kind of a hokey name, but the program is a very worthwhile one, from Tide of laundry soap fame. Read here for all the details.
Yesterday, I saw a link about this in my feed reader from A Year of CrockPotting, asking everyone to keep the word flowing. I may not have much of an audience yet, but I sure want to do my part. Hurricane Ike came through here just a few months ago, so I could easily have been one of the people in need of these services.
Help support the program by getting your t-shirt here – http://tidetshirts.pgvillage.com/c-9-show-all.aspx?_vsc=tide4
Want to help spread the word? Please do! Just use this same link so they can track where it came from.