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Old 01-25-2007, 03:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Assignment #1
Your first assignment is to go to www.cindysporch.net and print out her kitchen inventory lists. (If the links don't work, you can just type the URL into your address bar. Or you can just use a pen and a notebook.) Make sure you print out the fridge one, the freezer one and the cupboards one, and that you print out enough for your situation. (For instance, I needed a fridge sheet, 2 freezer sheets and 3 cupboard sheets when I did this in my kitchen.)

Go into your kitchen cupboards, your fridge, your pantry, your deep freeze, your basement shelves, anywhere you store food, and write down ALL the food you have in your home (types and amounts. For instance: corn- tinned: 3, corn- frozen: 2 bags)

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thank you for your help, but i couldn't get the link to work.
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The link works for me. Maybe try it again?

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Oh . There's not a time limit, is there?

(I have a pantry downstairs that's at least 8x8ft, a small chest freezer and our giant fridge/freezer, it'll take me a while.)

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I plan to post the next assignment on Monday, so take your time.

For this assignment, being thorough is more important than finishing quickly.

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Subbing and printing out the list.

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No problem with the thorough thing, it's just the quantity or items we've got... I have the awful tendency like my depression-era grandmothers to sorta stockpile food... At least now I've got it down to food we *actually* eat and go through rather than random un-used things, and my stash isn't near as large as theirs (I've only got an extra 4 cubic foot freezer, they each had 2-5 extra stand up freezers).

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Subbing an printing.
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I'm in! I like anything that might help me get my food budget lower

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Subbing and printing. Glad your giving us the week-end to do this. I work a few hrs a week during tax season........

Thanks for doing this!!!:
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Subbing. Great idea! The link won't work for me either. I think it's IE, off to try it on Firefox.
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LOL. I did the same thing!
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subbing... off to inventory.

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off to get my notebook... thanks so much for this!

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Do we post our lists when we are done or just hold on to them?

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Subbing and printing. Thanks, mama!

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Just hold on to your inventory lists. You'll need them on Monday for assignment #2.

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I'll work on this tomorrow! I have so little storage in my freaky kitchen that I have food piles in several different places. I would LOVE to have a walk in pantry like you do, lmonter! That is so nice!


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