Well, let me clarify.
We have more left than I thought we would have, but our meal choices are limited because of other necessary ingredients that have long since been used up.
For instance, as I was mixing up last night's blueberry pancakes I realized I needed two more eggs to complete the recipe. Oops. Good thing I had invited my mom over for dinner already so I didn't feel too bad about asking her to bring a couple eggs along with her.
Those pancakes also took the absolute last four tablespoons of canola oil we had on hand.
I'm also down to my last quarter stick of butter and my last two cups of milk.
So even though I still have plenty of flour and sugar left in the house I won't be doing any baking before the end of the month, which means no more bread, which means no more sandwiches.
No eggs also rules out any ideas I entertained of making a quicky supper of omelets or scrambled eggs.
What we do have a lot of: oatmeal, Cheerios, canned fruits and veggies, cheese and chicken.
That leaves us with only a few choices.
For lunch today, we all had leftovers of this and that. For dinner tonight, I'm got chicken corn noodle soup simmering in the crock pot. We'll have crackers to go with it.
On Sunday, I'll crank the crock pot back up and make chili since I still have a good supply of canned tomatoes and canned kidney beans and black beans. For supper, I've promised my picky daughter she can whip up homemade mac and cheese in the crock pot. We'll have to use our last little bit of dry milk to pull that recipe off because I want to leave our last drops of milk for cereal in the mornings and Mr. Dollar Diet's coffee.
On Monday, we'll have cereal for breakfast and leftovers for lunch. For supper, I'm thinking we'll have shredded barbecued chicken, once again employing the handy dandy crock pot. We won't have buns to put it on, but who needs the extra carbs, right?
I'll serve that up with some of those canned fruits and veggies and call it a month!