Sometimes life just throws you a curve ball and that's what it's done in the last few weeks for me. Some health problems have come up in our family (not my hubby and kids) and life has become a bit derailed. I can't really go into detail because it's not my story to tell, but it has sucked most of my emotional and creative energy right out of me. I think I've made one meal last week and everyone has just been left to fend for themselves. Which means I've still got cupboards and a refrigerator full of food that needs to be eaten before it goes bad.
And since I still don't know what this week will hold, I haven't menu planned. I'll be shopping from my own shelves and coming up with meals on the fly. I have some stew meat and a large package of hamburger, lots of fresh produce in my fridge and garden, some loaves of bread in the freezer and the basic items I can't live without; flour, sugar, eggs, butter. Each evening I'll try and post what we came up with to eat that day along with the recipe if there is one.
Every once in a while I'll shop from home instead of the grocery store. It's amazing, even at a $60 a week budget, how much extra you can accumulate over time. And while my organized mind is shuddering at the thought of entering a week with no plan, I know that by the end of the week I'll be happy that we had no wasted food and the knowledge that if we ever have to skip a week of shopping, we'd eat just fine.
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