Remember the smorgasbord cereal box I used to have going? When it got too full, I made Compost Cookies. Well, the boys decided they would rather not have crazy mixed-up cereal and quit eating it. I could either make a crap ton of those cookies, or just give in and toss it all out and buy new cereal. I resisted as long as I could. But in the end, I decided to toss the old mixed-up cereal. You can't win every battle on the home front...
Now I just save the leftover cereal, in the original liners, and store it in a basket. I set the whole basket on the table on cereal days and what you see is what you get. When the basket is empty, I buy more cereal. It seems to work out better this way. No one is refusing the cereal, and it doesn't get stale.
Too bad about the cookies, though. I liked them.
******Monday - Apple and Sage Pork Chops with butternut squash, rice
Tuesday -Stir fry with ramen, take-out crab rangoon
Wednesday - Navy Bean Soup, quesadillas
Thursday - Chicken Tettrazini, salad
Friday - Chicken strips, BBQ beans (boys go camping)
Saturday - YOYO
Sunday - Crock Pot Mexican Chili, Fritos
What's great about these colorful baskets from Dollar Tree is that they are cheap and easy to use in a pantry. No chalkboard label required...