I get twitchy about not having enough in the house, too, but then I buy stuff and it sits in the cupboard not being used. It's sensible to have standbys and to buy in bulk/on special and I will continue to do so - I've just got to actually use some of the stuff before I buy more.
Thanks for the offer of the grinder, Jejune. Mine works fine and I'll keep using it. As TSS said, the universe might send me a hand grinder and then I'll get a work out instead of using electricity.
COOK FROM THE CUPBOARD
BREKKIE: Porridge with craisins and coffee.
LUNCH: Time to play deep freeze roulette. The rules of the game are simple - oversleep because it's frosty AND foggy, spend too long reading blogs AND have to wash and dry your hair AND get the dog up the road to doggy day-care. Then when you are well and truly late for work, open the deep freeze and grab the first Tupperware container you see.
Bingo! Homemade pumpkin soup which I had with toast soldiers.
There was a single Tim Tam left over from yesterday's packet of bikkies so a colleague and I split it.
AFTERNOON TEA: An orange.
DINNER: The parents leave for warmer climes tomorrow, so I played the companion game to freezer roulette - veggie crisper excavation and left over protein surprise. We had a combination of chicken and the last of the pork in a honey soy sauce with a lot of frozen peas, a scraping of carrot and suggestion of cauliflower with boiled potatoes. The wine was pretty good, though.
SUPPER: Tea and a raisin bagel, toasted. Later, still hungry so I grabbed an orange.
There's a guy at the Woden Farmers' Market who makes divine bagels. The walnut are the best, followed by the raisin ones. They used to be 6 for $5 but last time I bought them they were up to $5.50. Still yummy, still worth it, and I've only got 4 left in the freezer.
TOTAL SPENT: Gifts $85.40