When I woke up today, my phone had a notification saying I’d spent $0 yesterday. Woohoo!
This morning I also ran out of milk and half’n’half. Normally I’d go to the grocery store, but I decided yesterday to play the “eat random stuff you otherwise wouldn’t” game. See how many days I can go without spending anything out of the grocery budget. Force myself to eat stuff that would otherwise stay in the freezer for 2 more years. I’m eating this pasta thing at the bottom of the freezer. I have enough random stuff to last me a few more days… but it will get weird. If I was really ambitious, I’d actually do an inventory and plan it out.
This is “Trader’s Jacque’s Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Brie.” I don’t really like asparagus, because it makes my pee smell like nuclear waste, but oh well – the brie dominates. My kitchen has a pretty good stock of junk food. Protein powder is getting low but should last another week. And I think there’s a bunch of beans / pasta / rice, if I want to cook it. There’s a frozen rack of lamb ribs, but it’s too much for me to eat, and I know I thawed it a few months ago, so I’m not really sure it is still good. I tend to favor frozen goods b/c I know I’m unreliable and will forget to eat things.
Three good beers. A bunch of questionably old cheap beers. Maybe some frozen oatmeal? I think the key to this game is to stuff my face frequently. I’m not hungry, there won’t be such an emotional urgency to go out and buy groceries.