What I Spent
First up, last Saturday, I got my $25 Hungry Harvest box.
For those of you asking about the value of the Hungry Harvest produce, I weighed mine this week, and my box held 20 pounds of produce.
So, that’s $1.25/pound, averaged out.
I haven’t weighed mine regularly, but I’ll try to remember to do that to get an idea of how much it averages per pound.
Then I went to Aldi and spent $124 on a very full cart of groceries. I was out of a lot of things, apparently.
And I needed some things that Aldi didn’t carry, so I spent $45 at a regular grocery store.
The difficulty of late is that I can’t really depend on my freezer stash to help fill out my meals, and this is particularly problematic for proteins, which cost a lot. I figure my grocery bill will just be higher for a while as I work on restocking the freezer.
I also spent $17 on food items at Costco, which takes me up to $211.
What We Ate
Sonia and Zoe ate mac n cheese plus fresh fruit, Mr. FG and I went on our date night (calzone for him, gnocchi for me…so good!), and Lisey ate our leftovers after her work shift.
Lisey was at a Super Bowl party, and Sonia and Zoe had eaten at a friend’s house.
So it was just Mr. FG and me who were hungry at dinnertime, and we ate bratwurst, fresh fruit, and Doritos while kinda-sorta watching the last of the Super Bowl.
I tried a recipe from Dinner Illustrated for Drunken Noodles, which apparently is a Thai dish that’s good for eating after you’re hung over.
This was just ok…I thought the molasses in the sauce was a little too strong. I kind of felt like I was eating molasses oatmeal bread, except in a pork dish.
(This is the oatmeal bread recipe I’m mentioning.)
I like molasses in my bread, but not with my pork and noodles.
I pressed the easy button and boiled frozen tortellini and added jarred sauce plus sauteed chicken sausage slices.
We had spaghetti squash and fresh fruit on the side.
Two easy button nights in a row! I made French toast, at Zoe’s request, topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. We also had sausage from the freezer.
I tried a recipe for Korean pork tacos, and while the recipe was all right, it was nothing remarkable and I probably won’t make it again.
I think I’m going to make a cilantro-lime quinoa dish, largely because it gets topped with avocado and I have a lot of ripe avocados right now. Strike while the iron’s hot, I say.
(Worry not, I put all the ripe avocados in the fridge to extend their perfect ripeness life.)