Okay...I'll be honest, I love to go shopping. I really do. It gets me out of the house, I chat up the cashiers, get some fresh air, enjoy the sky and nature, but, right now I am really committed to using up my after-the-holidays leftovers and staying within $15.00 a week for groceries. You might know this is a one-person household, so I try not to overcook, but I still end up with leftovers!
Now most people would look into my fridge and say, "There's nothing in there!". But, I see three eggs; two good for egg salad sandwiches (using some of the bread in the freezer); one for in a small bowl of potato salad (using up several potatoes, celery, onion, mayo and pickle). There's some green cabbage in the crisper. Boring? Well...I see tender cabbage, carrots, potato, green beans and kielbasa, all steamed together and dressed with some butter, salt and pepper.
There's that bowl of leftover chili/taco soup. All it needs is a little rice, some more tomato sauce (use up that last bit of home canned tomatoes) and some grated cheddar.
There's some ground beef in the freezer; oh, maybe a third of a pound. This will be a cheeseburger.
There's that chunk of brie cheese. Hmm...a grilled cheese with brie? Maybe topped with a little bit of diced walnuts toasted with butter and brown sugar?
There's that opened jar of pasta sauce. I've got lots of pasta and spaghetti in the pantry, so that's pretty straightforward.
Just found a small bag of dark turkey meat from Thanksgiving. Turkey salad for sandwiches.
It's not that I can't get more groceries, I just am having this urge to USE IT UP before I buy any more.
Please tell me someone on here can identify.
p.s. I can think of about 10-20 more things, but don't want to bore you to tears!