Today was much better than yesterday. The small ones (or big ones for that matter) didn't complain at all. We did things a little differently today: breakfast like normal but at 11:30 everyone wanted to sample the fresh banana bread--effectively throwing off the rest of the meal schedules. So we grilled zucchini from Donnie's garden, some potatoes I found in the pantry, hamburgers, and roasted some cauliflower (yummy!) around 3:30 and gave the kids some fruit and cereal before bed. (PS if anyone has any suggestions for the leftover potatoes and squash I would appreciate the ideas/recipes!!)
I have run into a strange dilemma--every time I go to the pantry/freezer I stare into it and wonder should I use that now or save it? But isn't saving it how we ended up with as much food as we have? Or was it truly stocking up during sales? Are we going to end up living off of oatmeal, roasted green chilies, and black beans halfway through the month? Should I have some of the dreaded green beans and boiled pinto beans dinners now and save the frozen chicken for later? It's hard to know. I don't keep THAT in my pantry and freezer so--while we have plenty for now--I have always doubted it would last an entire month.
So the $0 question--eat it or save it???