Before Christmas I tried to run the freezer down, and managed reasonable successfully. But then the rules changed and food that was meant to be enough for 4 people for Christmas Day, and 2 people for 5 days ended up as a small part of Christmas Day and just for me.
I last had a supermarket delivery on 16th December, and had fresh veg delivered on 22nd.
I sent my son home to Stoke with enough food to feed a small army, but still there was more than enough to keep me going for a while. So lots of it got frozen. In the case of veg, it mainly got frozen as soup.
And I also forgot to cancel my Musclefood order so had 5kg of chicken breasts delivered just before Christmas. Half of that went with my son, but that still left a fair amount of chicken.
Then I got mixed up last week. I took some chicken out of the freezer ( I freeze it in packs of 2) and also some salmon; thinking 'it's Friday, I'll have fish'. And then remembered that there was football on the telly, and that isn't a 'watching football' sort of meal. So I went to the chippy!
Aside from that chippy trip, I've been to the supermarket twice since Christmas. Once to Aldi, for some basics (spend £7.59) and once to the Little Asda at the bottom of the road (spend £9.09)
I made curry in the slow cooker, had one portion for my tea, and the rest has gone back into the freezer (4 portions) - I know there's a mixed view about this, but I'm not dead yet and I've been doing it for years. The salmon ended up in pasta, as I couldn't think what else to do with it!
This week I've got a veg box delivery, and I had a cheese delivery on Friday.
I really ought to meal plan, but whenever I do that, something happens to scupper my plans. And there's only me. So although conventional wisdom says to plan, I'll stick with 'open the fridge and see what needs using first'