I'd like to supplement the NO SPEND thread but also, we have all these things in our pantry - like canned soup & boxed mac'n'cheese - that are our "just in case" food, only I've realized that if there were an emergency, that's not the kind of stuff I'd want to eat anyway and how in the heck would I cook it if the power were out?
Plus, hey, a good excuse to use it up and make way for healthier choices, eh?
I'll probably allow for fresh dairy & fruit & some veg - but we've got a tight budget I am to stick to and our freezer, fridge, and pantry are full to bursting after the holiday excess!
breakfast: pancakes, bacon, bananas, milk
lunch: leftover bean soup from New Year's Day & pb'n'j
snacks: leftover veggie pizza from New Year's
Plan for the weekend .... eat up more New Year's leftovers tonight (bean soup, ham sammies on rye, and odds'n'ends) and then a pot of chili for the weekend along w/ cornbread that I plan on throwing the last bit of a bag of shredded cheddar into and possible the crumbled last 2 pieces of bacon leftover from this a.m.'s breakfast. Possibly baking muffins w/ the half bag of frozen blueberries I have in the freezer ... maybe blueberry/banana bread instead w/ the last of the bananas (can't decide)