Now that the sh*t has actually hit the fan and we appear to have landed in some kind of Hollywood sci-fi film, meal planning is taking a slightly different direction. We need to use what we have as creatively as possible and make the most of what we have. This whole situation has made me think hard about what and how much we eat. Even though we are very careful with money and don’t waste a lot of food, we generally eat what we want. We don’t have to do without anything. Now that it isn’t possible to make a shopping list and assume I can buy pretty much everything on it, a bit of creativity and flexibility is going to be essential. There is plenty of food in the house at the moment, but I want to make it last as long as we can so that we spend as little as possible.