I'm playing a little game with myself.
See, this last paycheck was smaller than usual and we ran out of grocery money.
Now, before you start sending me Paypals, let me just say that I do have money socked away. We're not destitute. I can run to the store at any time. But I decided not to.
In different wards, they've done emergency preparedness drills by asking people not to go to the store and see how long they can live on what's already in their cupboard and fridge. I decided to give that a try myself and see how many meals I can create from the odds and ends I have left over from other shopping trips. I've been doing this for about three days now and I've been pretty amazed at what I've come up with. I've got bread in the oven right now and I've got a pot of vegetarian chili in the fridge, ready for me to heat up for Sunday dinner. Also on the menu are things like pizza, blueberry yogurt (using the frozen berries I've had for a while and mixing them with plain yogurt) pancakes, pasta in sauce, baked potatoes, and green bean casserole. I think I can carry on until Wednesday, which is when we get paid again.
I probably will make a run on Monday for some milk and apples. But I'm pretty excited to see if I can pull this off. I'll let you know how I do!