Well, I decided it was time to do some major sorting out and chucking out in the kitchen. With a busy family life, I'm a little embarrassed to admit I don't always stay on top of my kitchen cupboards. I couldn't possibly show you one of my cupboards full, but this was halfway through pulling everything out. At this point I begun to wonder if other people have this problem, or if we're just not very good at controlling what we buy (and we try!). I found this...
...we don't use gelatine very often, but most people have a packet hidden away, don't they? But then I found these:
...and of course everybody also needs leaf gelatine, don't they?!
I also discovered some empty packets. Now, empty packets of sweets, I can blame on the children, but who would have put this BACK IN THE CUPBOARD?!!!!! Completely empty... and it wasn't alone.
And even I was surprised to find this in the back of one of the cupboards. Why on earth did I think I should carry a packet of Gofio back from Europe (and this was from a few years back as well!), and what is it still doing in the cupboard? I don't even know what I'd do with Gofio!
Another curiosity. Why have we essence of rose water. What would I use it for? One 'helpful' suggestion was turkish delight?! I hate turkish delight.
I have no idea how it crept into my cupboards.
Does anyone else discover unexplained gems like all these or am I just hopeless when it comes to controlling my kitchen cupboards?
And this is also annoying - why was this put back? It has nothing left, and has sat there for goodness how long.
So, I'm halfway through. I wish I'd tackled the cupboards more regularly. I don't feel very domestic goddess-y! In fact, it's left me feel pretty hopeless. :(