It isn't as if I ate out a lot before this happened. I am not a fast food eater and I rarely pick up food because I don't like to spend what it costs to do that.
I guess it is all of the spare time I have now that has given me the incentive to cook and bake more. There are only so many hours that I can devote to doing puzzles, streaming TV shows, and reading before I get bored.
After a month I have noticed that I am more interested in cooking, even though it is only for myself. Since I can't run into a grocery every couple of days and instead am having groceries delivered every couple of weeks I have found I need to be a bit more creative in what I eat.
Although I order fresh fruit and vegetables they don't last for two weeks so I am also buying frozen versions and trying to use the fresh fruit in baking and smoothies.
I have also found that I can stretch my food budget by doing things like roasting a chicken with vegetables, which I can turn into quite a number of meals. After three days I make chicken casserole and chicken soup and freeze them for later meals. These are tricks I used when my children were young and I had to stretch my food dollars.
I guess those days of being a single mom have paid off in this crisis. My only problem now is that my freezer is overflowing. Not a bad problem to have.
Speaking of doing puzzles. After two weeks I finally finished my puzzle. The only problem was that when I got to the end there was a piece missing. I searched everywhere for it, but it was no where to be found. Kind of disappointing, but I have started on a new one and will pass the first one on to my daughter when I am able to get over to see her.
Monday was a day of aggravations. I'll tell you all about it in my next post.