I finally did a thorough inventory of the freezer in the garage! I thought it would take me about 10 mins. Nope, a full half an hour but it's totally sorted out now. I've put 'like' things into carrier bags to make them easier to find. As expected there's a lot of food in there!! For example 17 mugs of soup!! 😱 Plenty of lunches sorted then!
I've worked out I have at least 20 meals' worth of meat or fish as the main protein. I have tons of veggies and plenty of fruit. I have a fairly well stocked storcupboard. Could I do a no spend October? I've checked all my non food essentials too and I think I could. So, there's my challenge. No spending in the supermarket unless it's an 'emergency!' Never done a no spend at all before so this could be interesting!
I found some mashed potatoes in the freezer so made some potato scones. I've been having them with a fried egg for my breakfasts these last few days. I still have some of the red Desiree potatoes stored in the garage so they'll be good for next month's meals.
I ordered some seeds from Real Seeds. They came yesterday. Even this early I couldn't get some of the varieties I wanted. I really like this company as they actively encourage you to save your own seed. They also do low/no wage packs so growing food is accessible for everyone. I think it's done on trust, you don't have to prove your income. I'm going to try growing their quinoa on the plot next year. If you check out Toni's post on Simple Frugal Life, she grew some successfully this year. I thought it was worth a shot!
Today I'll be mostly keeping myself busy painting bits and pieces in the kitchen as my Lovely Mum is having fairly major surgery. Interestingly, it's being done by robot!!! 🤖 Don't know if this is good progress in medicine or not! We'll see how it turns out! If you can send some positive thoughts her way today for a safe procedure and a quick recovery that would be greatly appreciated 💖