Sonia’s birthday comes up next week, but this week? No birthdays.
What I Spent
I spent $166 this week, including a chicken stop at the organic market.
Grocery Spending Summary
Week One $242
Week Two $18
Week Three $224
Week Four $166
So, I’m at $162/week for the month of February. Considering that I averaged $200/week last year, I’m pretty happy with $162.
What We Ate
I tried a grilled pork kebab recipe from a Cook’s Illustrated magazine, which went a little bit wrong.
I mean, the recipe was fine. The problem was that I bought what I thought was a plain pork tenderloin, but it was only after I followed the “salt the pork” directions in the recipe that I realized my pork was pre-seasoned.
So our kebabs were pretty salty. I threw together some chipotle chicken kebabs to round our plates out with something slightly less salty, and things worked out all right.
We had applesauce and fresh pineapple with our kebabs.
I made chicken enchiladas with red sauce, and my heart was happy.
I love enchiladas. And chipotle chilies.
They are my favorite.
We had a fruit salad with these.
Oh! I figured out a way around the fact that Joshua and I prefer our food to be way hotter than Mr. FG and the girls do. I put fewer chipotle chilies into the enchilada filling, and then when I served the enchiladas, I mixed some chipotles into a bowl of sour cream, and Joshua and I ate that on our enchiladas.
We were happy, and the other four family members walked away without a fiery experience.
I made shrimp lettuce wraps, and Joshua and I used chipotle sour cream again.
(Photo courtesy of Bev Cooks)
Have I mentioned how much I love chipotles? They make my heart sing.
I made a crock pot pork noodle soup recipe from an ATK cookbook I have. I could have sworn the recipe called for bone-in country ribs, so I passed up the boneless ones on sale and paid more for the bone-in.
Then I got home and realized that the recipe called for boneless. Gah!
This is my week for making pork mistakes, I guess.
The bone-in worked fine, and my soup is probably tastier and more nutritious due to the bones, but, I did pay extra for that. Oh well.
I haven’t made deep dish pizza in forever (and the photos on that recipe could use some re-doing!), so I’m thinking about maybe opting for that.