We had a can of lentil soup for lunch today. Along side the soup each of us had a nice homemade roll. The kids got koolaid to drink. (They sure thought they were living high getting koolaid!) While we were eating the soup I came to the brilliant conclusion that I don't like lentil soup. I don't like lentils as a side dish. I just don't like lentils.
I ate the soup with a smile on my face. I have no intention of swaying the grand kids into not liking food. It did get me to thinking about lentils and other things I may have in my food storage. Now, most of the soup we eat is homemade but I do have close to 25 cans of soup for days that I just don't feel like cooking, which can also be the beginning days of TSHTF. I keep the soups rotated, which means we do eat canned soup every once in a while. This can of lentil soup needed to be eaten.
Of course, eat a can, replace it with two. But I won't be replacing it with lentil soup! I have dry lentils in my food storage. Why? I can't for the life of me understand why I thought it would be a good idea to spend money on them. It was probably one of those purchases where I thought it would be nice to have a wide variety of foods. Sure, if you like eating them. But I don't. When TSHTF and someone comes along wanting to barter for food, the first thing to go will be lentils.
Note to self. If I don't like it now I won't like it then. While it's important to have a variety of food so you don't get into a food rut and not want to eat, don't store what you don't like.