Sounds like me :) Coming from a big family and being number 5 of 7 - hand me-downs were the dress of the day, we grew much of our own fruit and veg, leftovers would last as long as possible, outings were rare, but when they happened - memorable, even if it was just a walk on the beach.
Every plate was (quite often, literally) licked clean, shoes had history in them, and we re-built old bikes we'd find at the dump to get ourselves around. Makes for an interesting childhood but sure makes one resourceful.
Oh, and everything was turned off at the power socket when not in use to save $$$. The pressure cooker was in constant use, also to make savings.
But hey, I've gone waaaay off topic....
Last night's dinner was what I said before :)
Tonight... got half a chook left, so it'll be pasta with chicken in a sauce, maybe a chicken cacciatore. Shall see what develops. MMmmmm then banana and peach smoothies. (Economics again...some bananas are going black, so peel, chop into chunks, toss in lemon juice, open freeze. Blitz with tinned peaches and greek yoghurt).