Today is extremely cold here today! We're talkin below 0 with windchill tonight! Ah! That means that Lily and I have been having a ball! I'm trying to get her to crawl by the time he comes home for lunch. She's taking a breaky-break right now for her afternoon nap [please no more power naps!] but will be up 'n' at 'em as soon as she's recooped.
We braved the freezing temps this morning to go to Kroger to get food for the next few days so I won't have to go out in any more of this weather. I wanted to share with you my grocery list :]
Eamon gave me $35 in cash for my spending limit. As I ate my cereal [I HATE having cereal most mornings, but we were out of eggs] and fed Lily sweet potatos [uh-dor-uh-ble]I came up with our meals for the next few days.
A quick look at our weekly plan
Tuesday: Easy [this is Eamon's day off, so whatever he wants-we eat!]
Thursday: Asian [This usually means Thai, Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, etc]
Friday: Soup or Stew
Saturday: Pizza :] [always homemade, its RIDICULOUSLY cheap!]
Sunday: Cleanse [we try to eat only what we would eat on SP Cleanse's 21 Day Cleanse as part of our Sabbath]
So this morning I had to think about;
Lunch and supper for today, Friday, and Saturday and here's what I came up with:
Thursday: I have Rotini and Shells in the cupboard so I decided to use that for pasta for lunch. I found this recipe last night and decided I MUST try it tonight for supper
Friday: For lunch I plan to use some of the noodles that we don't use tonight to make Pad Thai, and for supper kidney bean and couliflower curry. It is absolutely delicious! I found the recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks Fresh from the Vegetarin Slow-Cooker. I learned SO much from that book!
Saturday: I'm not sure about lunch yet, so that I did admiltingly fail, but for supper, as always its pizza night! I'll post my recipe for it then :]
Now for the proof:
Here is what my receipt looked like today [so I don't have to type"organic" everything I will just put an "O" on all organic produce :]
Roma tomato .28
O Cauliflower 2.79
Broc [Kroger's organic brocoli was disgusting! wilted and moldy...yuck! Lily can't have any now >:/ ] 1.78
O Lemon .72
O Avocados 2.78
O Bananas .73! [They were on sale bc they were "ripe"!]
O Almond Milk 1.99 [Again, on sale!]
Speghetti sauce 2.00
Peanut Sauce 3.49 [my most expensive purchase, something we consider a "specialty item"]
Kidney beans .84
Kidney beans .84
Coconut water .89 [Lily's been dehydrated lately and our chiro suggested this!]
Coconut water .89
Coconut milk 1.39
Hunts tomato paste .85
Cage free eggs 2.39 [did not go to the farmers market, have you been outside?]
Flat bread 2.49
Soba Noodles 2.49
AND a BPA free sippy cuppy thing for Lily for, drumroll... 1.99! [ON SALE!]
All of this for a grand total of $34.46!
Well, Eamon is on his way home so I need to get lunch started!
I hope this helped, even though I know my realization of the time has made me totally loose my train of thought.
Leave a comment with any questions you may have!