Resolving Not To Cook
There’s been a lot of talk in recent days around our office about what we’ll be doing differently in 2011. (The list that my co-workers have suggested for me is quite large.) Anyway, I do resolve not to cook in 2011. At least not for the first couple of days. The Wolfe house is STOCKED with too much darned food.
On this New Year’s Eve, I have cleaned the kitchen twice because we cooked full meals. Yesterday was more of the same. What moves me to write about this is how grateful I am to have a stocked fridge and freezer. There are hundreds of folks in the Gallatin Valley who do not have enough to eat on a regular basis, or a place to cook even if they did have the supplies. Lip service is too often given to this topic.
What would YOU do if you found yourself without enough money to buy the very basics at the grocery store? What would YOU do if you found yourself without a home to prepare meals for your family? Would you know where to go for help? The Gallatin Valley Food Bank is here to help when times get tough. Visit their website HERE if you’d like for information or if you’d like to get involved with this great organization.
I for one vow not to cook for the next few days. We will be eating every damned leftover we have in the refridgerator. We will be more conscience of our resources and share them with others. There will be fewer reasons to ever waste food. THAT will be my resolution for 2011. Bozeman is a great place to live and quite frankly, I’d like to take better care of those who live here. Consider volunteering at The Gallatin Valley Food Bank or Meals on Wheels. (That’s another great program that just came to mind.) I’ve always meant to volunteer there but never have. Why? I don’t have a clue. No time like now. -Michelle