So my half-assed plan for the month of May15th-June 15th is:
Buy no food this month.
The exceptions I am allowing are:
- Fruit - apples for lunch boxes or whatever is on special
- Veg - onions, mushrooms and frozen veg if we run out (its £1 a bag and a bag lasts us 4-5 meals)
- Bread - I will make some, but I will get stuff that is on special too
- Milk (and possibly sugar and coffee if we run out, which we probably will)
Luckily I have several packs of dried beans and lentils, a ton of ramen noodles and pasta, and a huge sack of rice. I have a ton of margarine for baking, lots of flour, herbs, spices. My freezer is full, and I will go out tonight and buy some spinach and lettuce seeds
I plan on making lots of lentilly, beany goodness, baking cupcakes for lunch boxes (I have ingredients for lemon ones and coffee & walnut ones), and freezing leftovers for future meals. I think I can do this :)
I will also allow myself to buy bargain fiber as I find it (and more cheap-o dye if needs be).
I will try to sell some handspun on etsy too.