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Foodie’s Fiscal Cleanse

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I recently watched an episode of Cheapskates on TLC about extreme penny pinchers.  On this particular episode, a gentleman and his wife participated (amongst many other activities) in what they called a “fiscal cleanse.”  For them, this meant they did not purchase a single item for an entire month.  It was a chance to empty out their fridge, freezer and cupboards, and get really creative with what they had.  I really like that idea.

During this past month I haven’t done a lot of cooking.  I was on vacation for almost two weeks and then Mister’s family was visiting so I was practically on vacation a second time.  I realized how little I’ve been to the grocery store lately.  I think I could do this fiscal cleanse thing.  I mean, if you turn on any TV or radio you’re bound to hear something about the upcoming fiscal cliff.  Why shouldn’t I try a fiscal cleanse myself?

empty fridge

Okay, I’m not as extreme as I pretend to be.  I couldn’t keep myself away from spending money somewhere if I wanted to but I think I have enough ingredients and creativity to make the food in my household last for a few weeks.  Plus I’m a freezing machine.  I have containers of soup and bags of fresh vegetables in the freezer to use for months to come.   That’s it, I’m doing it.

On a side note, this post may come to a shock to my Mister who is currently at the casino and up until now, was completely unaware of this idea stewing in my brain.  Surprise babe!

pumpkin-ravioli

 

To begin my fiscal cleanse, I’m taking it easy tonight.  I’m going to boil some leftover Pumpkin Ravioli and serve it with a dumbed down version of a sage cream sauce.  Okay, getting hungry.  Stay tuned!

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8 thoughts on “Foodie’s Fiscal Cleanse

  1. I think I’m gonna try doing this fiscal cleanse thing in my kitchen as well, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it a whole month… We’ll see!

      1. My boss has offered to bring me food from her kitchen that she doesn’t eat…. Is that acceptable in this “cleanse” as long as I don’t buy anything?

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