If you're anything like me, right about this time you're lamenting just how much STUFF you've accumulated over the past year. Those dried mushrooms I just had to have from the cheese shop; the pound of pinto beans I bought on sale last fall; the two extra pork chops that have been in the freezer since the holidays.
Take this week to clean house–and your pantry, freezer and fridge–by using what you have on hand and buying only fresh produce. You'll be amazed at the impact a tidier pantry has on your psyche . . . not to mention your budget.