So here we are 6 years into and it dawns on me- break these packages down and freeze some of this food! HELLO! Seriously, it was like a light bulb went off! I buy the fresh dinner rolls at the bakery section of the grocery store and break them down onto smaller bags of 2-3 rolls! We do not eat rolls every night so buying a bag with 16 rolls… I know we would toss at least 10! And the same with chicken- I either buy it in the already individually portioned packs (when they are on sale) or buy it in bulk and store it in smaller bags. That way when I know I need to make 2 meals that week with chicken I can pull out 4 breasts or if we only need one meal that week with chicken I can pull 2 out!
My other tip is just to have fun in the kitchen! Experiment and worst case… you order a pizza! I encourage you to have fun, add spices and try new recipes!