Tuesday, October 23, 2007
What Makes You Feel Secure?
Some time ago I saw this question posed, either in a blog, magazine, somewhere..and it made me think. The responses ranged from the obvious: money, happy relationship, etc. to the unusual: a linen closet filled with fluffy white towels. In my case, once I get past the necessities (enough cash in the bank to pay my bills and a loving family), it's got to be a fully-stocked pantry.
I'm not sure where this comes from as we were never so poor as to be concerned about food, but I'm not comfortable unless my freezer and pantry are filled. I need to know that no matter what happens, I can feed my family for a few days (weeks?) from what I have on hand. Beren teases me about it, shakes his head every time I say I need to go food shopping, can't understand what we could possibly need. Well, we don't need anything per se, but I like to stock up when things are on sale, am a fanatic for BOGO specials, combine them with coupons and I'm a happy gal! The kids know that if they ever run out of anything, a quick trip to the "Rapunzel store" should fulfill their needs.
I love being able to throw together a meal (such as last night's casserole) without having to leave the house, just using items I've already purchased at a good price. Sometimes I'll get creative and pick an item from the pantry or freezer, try to make a meal around that ingredient. I've come up with some interesting dishes, let me tell you!
Now, I must admit that my pantry looks nothing like the above pic..sigh...if only! Mine consists of a cabinet in my kitchen as well as several shelves in the laundry room. Someday, though, I'll have the pantry of my dreams...