I have given away fifteen boxes of breakfast cereal. Belle doesn't really care for cold breakfast cereal. These unopened boxes of cereal had occupied the highest shelf for months until I realised I needed to clear some space in the pantry. I thought I might keep some and give some away until Belle recognized a familiar yellow box sitting out on a counter. Milk and cereal soon lined the kitchen floor, with dry cereal crushed into the upstairs carpet. I knew the vacuum would eat more cereal than Belle ever could. I gave three Alameda Freecycle families five boxes each. I am keeping brown rice, grits, oats and white rice as healthy savory options.
Belle ate goat cheese (overeaten as a complete afternoon meal) and spaghetti with homemade white sauce for dinner. She also ate an orange and just a bite of bratwurst. She drank water diluted grape juice, red and white, and cow's milk. She refused beans and rice, bread and tortillas. I refused to bake brownies and shortbread from mixes she found in the pantry. While I am tempted to claim chocolate Easter bunnies from another Freecycler, I better not. I will re-arrange our pantry again so Belle can find food she likes. I want to hire someone to clean up our back yard. I also want a tower garden.