Last night I made 2 burritos and ate some crackers. I baked 4 chicken thighs and froze 2 for next week.
Today I ate a bowl of grits and a slice of toast for breakfast, a chicken sandwhich for lunch (made at home) and 4 crackers around 5p.m. Tonight, I will eat another chicken thigh, some rice and some peas.
Before I decided what to cook or eat or freeze last night I spent a long time thinking about making this food last for a week and how not to run out of food and money. I was literally counting crackers! It sounds funny, but honestly it was very stressful trying to figure out how to stretch this food. It is very painful to think of all the people in the U.S. who have to live like this - so much time and energy is taken up just thinking about how to survive. It's no way to live in the wealthiest country in the world.