Things I’ve Learned

here it is Day 28 and still nothing spent on groceries. I did eat out 3 meals out of town and once out of my allowance.  Here are a few lessons I’ve learned.

1. Clean the pantry first otherwise you’ll miss a lot of random food.

2. Pumpkins can be baked two months after Halloween if they’ve not been cut into. However,

3. Once the smoke starts to pour out of the oven it’s a good idea to remove the food therein. Blackened pumpkin seeds are not that yummy.

4. Make sure there is enough of the important staples on hand before beginning

5. And by staples I mean soup, of course

6. In the event of a chip shortage stale hard shell tortillas are an acceptable substitute

7. Milk can be frozen.

8. Lettuce should not be frozen.

9. Breakfast is optional.

10. Christmas goodies infuse a lot of sugar into the pantry

11. Dog treat may look like cookies but should not be consumed by humans

12. Halloween candy is an acceptable substitute to dog cookies

13. Canned carrots are just as good as fresh ones.

14. Green eggs and ham is more than a book.

15. Taco Bell seasoning makes rice and beans fancy.

16. Do not consider stringing popcorn or cranberries on a Christmas tree if you’ll be tempted to nibble.

17. Find something else to do when co-workers go out for coffee.

18. Weird recipes can be fantastic. Example: jello, cream cheese and pretzel salad

19. A nice table setting makes the sixth night of pasta and chicken a little more palatable

20. Keep a running grocery list of things you want to eat after the month is up.

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