I've learned a lot this week without the grocery store:
- Most recipes taste just fine if you substitute or leave things out.
- I buy enough food in one week at the grocery store to last us at least two weeks.
- I have a lot of food hiding in my pantry and freezer that I forget about. Keeping my pantry clean and organized will help me use things that I have.
- I am more likely to use things up before they spoil if I know a trip to the grocery store isn't in my near future. I have more self-control about saving things for later, too.
Conclusion number two: We are incredibly lucky. I could easily go another week or more if I wanted to use powdered milk and give up fresh fruit. Our houses are full of food and we can get more just by hopping in the car and zooming over to the grocery store. I hope to be more thankful for the food that I eat.