What I Spent
I successfully avoided going grocery shopping for a two-week period. Yay me!
This every-two-week shopping thing is working out better than I expected, especially now that I am getting used to it.
It’s a little bit annoying to not be able to get fresh produce more often, but we just have to be flexible and eat hardy things like oranges, carrots, and kale at the end of the two weeks.
(Note: I did leave my house on Saturday and Sunday, as you’ll see below. But both of those times involved curbside pickup, which is definitely less full of contact than grocery shopping is!)
What We Ate
Mr. FG and I did a takeout date night from a local seafood sandwich shop.
I got an email from Potbelly telling me that you can order sandwich makings for curbside pickup.
So, I gave that a try and placed an order for six sub rolls and six servings of meat to make a Potbelly Wreck sandwich.
I just had to use lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and cheese from my own fridge.
This is definitely way cheaper than ordering assembled sandwiches from Potbelly, and I think it’s a pretty creative way for Potbelly to pivot and work under the current restrictions.
I made orange glazed chicken from the ATK quick family cookbook.
(Click the above link and look for the used copies, which start at just a few dollars. It’s out of print, and the price for new copies is stupid high.)
And I halved and roasted some baby potatoes.
On the side, we had some raw veggies.
We had shrimp orecchiette with parmesan and pepperoncinis.
Usually we have fresh basil with this, but alas, my baby basil plants are too small, and I didn’t want to go to the store to buy a basil plant.
Photo from a time when I had basil:
I also roasted some carrots and cut up some oranges.
I made ham and Swiss roll-ups, except I used a mixture of provolone and smoked gouda because that is what was in my drawer.
On the side: oranges, and a kale salad.
I made Aussie chicken:
a batch of whole wheat rolls:
And I found the last of the homemade applesauce on the bottom of my chest freezer.
I really would like to make pizza. But I still have no mozzarella.
(I am definitely going to remember to buy this next time!)
So, I think I’m going to make pulled chicken sandwiches instead.