Yes, this is an homage to Hyperbole and a Half, possibly the most humorous blog. Ever.
But back to the topic at hand: EATING! As part of our Uber Frugal Month experiment, Mr. Frugalwoods and I challenged ourselves to eat the backlog of food in our home. We’re not over-buyers by our very frugal nature, but we still had quite the collection of unique foodstuffs. All that bulk grocery shopping can sometimes come back to bite ya…
To identify our stash of food:
- We explored our refrigerator:
- Found a jar of lemon curd (?!?, but it was tasty)
- We examined our freezer:
- I’m not sure whose idea it was to buy a 5 lb bag of frozen green beans, but I’m sure it was a good deal at the time.
- Also, 6 lbs of frozen fruit.
- We excavated our pantry:
- At some point in our lives, we decided we needed a lot of canned salmon. Like, a lot.
- Plus, one can of anchovies!
We’re a month in and no one has contracted scurvy. First to go were the perishables–fruits, vegetables, dairy.
It’s taken a good deal of creativity in the cooking department–directed, staffed & managed entirely by Mr. Frugalwoods–but he says it’s been a delicious and often hilarious undertaking. Right now he’s roasting sweet potatoes for dinner (with a side of, yes, green beans) while cooking our lunches for the week: black beans, vegetables, and rice.
Consuming your backlog of food is a great way to:
- Have a super frugal month
- Examine the food you’ve been purchasing and make educated decisions on future purchases in order to frugalize your groceries
- Recognize when to buy bulk and when not to. I think we’re going to be eating those green beans for 6 months…
What’s the most unusual meal combo you’ve made from random and forgotten food?