After this weekend's stock up trip for the month, the fridge was left filled to capacity, actually far fuller than it ideally should be. I told the kids to give it a few days, and space would open up. I also purged the stored recycling this past weekend, as one of my tasks to fullfill. We already have a new kitchen bag filled with recycling, space is opened up in the fridge, to the point that I was able to make a batch of orange "jello" using the reserved juice from some canned fruit. A small, Pyrex casserole now readily awaits late night snack seekers.
Tonight's supper for me was an "use it up" theme: leftover sloppy joe mix (enough for one generous sandwich or 2 skimpy ones) was heated up along with a small can of tomato sauce, a pint of home canned tomatoes, some leftover spaghetti sauce, some sliced fresh mushrooms, spices. This was served on top of some elbow macaroni. I intentionally made extra for DD and I to take some to work tomorrow for our lunches away from home. Not a ton of meat, but enough to satisfy, while flavoring the sauce.
Laundry is going (towels), the laundry that I hung inside last night will be folded, and then I hope to turn in early. I awoke around 2:20 this A.M., when DD got up to use the bathroom. I am that light of a sleeper, so naturally, it was difficult to fall back asleep. 5 a.m. was cruel this morning.