My newest "thing" is to quit buying in such excess - only buy what we need and use what we already HAVE as often as possible. Now that the space is freed up significantly I can actually see what is available. I cooked this for lunch and it was definitely a hit. I had all of the ingredients on hand! Substituted [defrosted] frozen baby broccoli florets for the fresh and used regular carrots instead of the baby variety - chopped both in my Pampered Chef choppy thing. My house has stayed remarkably clean the past couple of weeks. I deep cleaned the girls' toy room again yesterday and got rid of a garbage bag full of outgrown and/or broken toys (the fourth such bag since January 1)... I think it's safe to say I am officially spring cleaning. I feel like I'm just trying my hardest to get all of our things in order as early as possible since we actually have some advance notice for this move. Our previous two moves were both done on about 30 days notice (and they were utter CHAOS!), so this time I feel like I am trying to do everything possible to be prepared for the transition. And that means cleaning out the closets.
M came home from work this evening, did a double-take at the overstuffed bags lined up against the kitchen cabinets and said, "What is THAT??" It took both of us and a shopping cart to get them all downstairs to the garbage room after the kids went to bed.
I have fluttered along with the FlyLady for several years now but I think I am just now beginning to finally embrace the beauty of flinging.
Delicious spaghetti sauce - in our case enough for three meals! Spaghetti the first night and two batches in the freezer (one that I used for the spaghetti pie... I'm telling you, my kids DEVOURED it and they usually don't like spaghetti sauce at all.)