The $80.00 arrived yesterday. And I did exactly what you said, :"Please use this for groceries."
It's amazing how expensive food is getting. Everything I bought was on sale or 10 for $10.00. I spent $76.00 and brought home 4 bags. Sigh!! I bought the staples, bread, milk and eggs.. plus raisin bran. I practically live on raisin bran. It's the only dry cereal that I like. I've been this way since I can remember.
I also bought oatmeal and pancake mix. I should be set for a while. I do have a few items on the pantry shelves and if I can cleverly combine things, I should be able to make some corn fritattas... these are quiches without crusts. Once I bake them, I can cut them into pieces and freeze them.
I've never thought I was much of a cook, but because I either cook or go hungry, I've discovered that I actually can cook things that are quite tasty. I have the basic items, flour, sugar and oil. I bought those last shopping trip.
I made a lemon cake from scratch and I made lemon pudding to go on top instead of frosting. It was delicious. I still have some in the freezer. Both the cake and the pudding were from scratch.
What I have done a few times is put the food I have in the pantry in to a search engine and find recipes for what I have on hand. It's a good thing I don't eat meat. If I did I would never afford to eat.
Thank you again Chicago reader for the $80.00. I figure that what I bought should last me at least two weeks, hopefully longer. Bless you for hearing my plea.
Many thanks and many blessings are flowing your way!!