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I haven't had a week without groceries in quite awhile, but here we go again. Between Mr. Mordecai working late quite a bit the past week and me being chicken about taking two kids to the grocery store, it's been a week since I was supposed to go to the grocery store—making that three weeks since I was there last.
Tips I've used to get through this week:
- Cook pantry meals. I'm so glad I've started a list of meals that I can make with things I typically keep around the house.
- Use the garden. We have tomatoes from our garden coming out our ears. They make a great side when there's no fresh fruit to be found in the house. You can also do lots of things with them—pie, stew, BLTs, you name it!
- Look at past menus. I noticed a few meals that I planned in the last month or so that I never ended up making. I had most of the ingredients for these, so with a little improvisation, they worked out just fine.
- Make a freezer inventory. The first time I did a week without groceries, I ended up having to clean out the pantry so I knew what I had. Same goes for the freezer. I'd been meaning to clean it out and use it up anyway, so this was a great chance to do it.