Mudcat Café message #4007140 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4007140
Posted By: Charmion
03-Sep-19 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
I used to do lots of canning, and I made litres of jam every summer. I cut way back after both my brothers developed diabetes, and have almost stopped since we moved to Stratford. Last year I made marmalade and chutney, neither of which I can buy (to my satisfaction) in the shops; this year, I made no marmalade as we have yet to eat all of last year's, and the jury's out on the chutney.

This morning I was down in the Glory Hole surveying the collection of kitchen equipment that I either don't use any more or use so rarely that it does not deserve stowage space upstairs. If I were more realistic, almost all that stuff would go to the Goodwill, but doing so would bring howls of dismay from Himself. The huge clay-baker, big enough for a turkey, for example; Hell will freeze over before I ever again roast a whole turkey, but every three months or so we repeat our performance of "What about a turkey? No, I don't want to eat turkey for two weeks. Okay, if you say so." Likewise the collection of spring-form pans, suitable for making cheesecake. Neither of us should eat cheesecake ever again, but if I rehomed that stack of cake pans the emotional crisis would shake the house.

Alas, there it is. People are irrational.