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Serving Southwest Michigan

(269) 720-7605

October 27, 2018

Tonight I am attending a Halloween potluck party tonight and later we will travel to Kalamazoo to welcome the veteran's back from their Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C.  So I opened my pantry to decide what to make for the potluck.  I quickly summise that I don't have the ingredients for the recipe I wanted so I place a quick Shipt order. While in the pantry earlier, I saw that there was a hot chocolate packet that had opened and spilled everywhere.  I decide to clean out the pantry as it was long overdue.  

As I examined the items on each shelf, I realize that many of the items were outdated and needed to be pitched.  Yikes...that was humbling because I work with seniors all the time who have a lot of outdated food. Here I was needing to take my own advice!  There were expired canned goods, baking soda and powder from the dark ages, spices with price tags on them that indicated they were from the good old days, oils that hadn't been used in eons.  I honestly don't cook much so it shouldn't have been surprising but...

Am I a senior already?  How could this be?  I'm the baby of the family...the 13th child.  I did get a notice this past week about a high school reunion coming up in 2019. I literally had to do the math.  Say what? The 40th reunion?  I don't feel thaaaat old!  But, life is good and life does goes on.  Let's focus on how awesome it feels to have this pantry cleaned out, shelf liner put in, and how cool it will be to witness the veteran's returning from a meaningful trip to honor their service.