COVID-19: A Food Diary Day 73-75 - Plugging Away
May 30, 2020
Just plugging away at using the food I have. My last Dinnerly box dish was beef shawarma, so I've pretty much been eating that and leftovers from the earlier Dinnerly meals, and adding on slightly with what is in my freezer/fridge/pantry. I have a produce box from Imperfect Foods arriving on Wednesday, and the goal is to try not to buy much of anything between now and then to make space. Yesterday was my first non-Dinnerly day all week -- breakfast was a scrambled egg and toast, lunch was tuna in a pita with shredded carrots and sliced cucumbers and a side of onion rings (freezer). Dinner was Budget Bytes pork and peanut dragon noodles, made with ground turkey instead of pork and fresh (not dried) ramen noodles, both from the freezer. There finally seems to be some room in there!
The thing with meal boxes like Dinnerly or Blue Apron is that they are designed for two people, so there are always leftovers. One box basically takes over my entire week. Although that means zero meal planning, it doesn't really allow for much flexibility, and it does lend itself to a bit of meal fatigue. I rarely want to eat something for three meals during the course of a week and I definitely had to do that with this last box. I'll probably keep them on hold for a while and stick to other grocery/food options.