What I Spent
I tried four recipes from the ATK Bowls cookbook that I patiently waited for at the library. Since it’s new and in high demand, I figured I’d better dive in and quickly see if it’s a cookbook I want to own!
Anyway, grocery spending first!
I started the week off with a $157 trip to Aldi. Which is a sign that we were out of a lot of things!
I had a pretty disorganized week after that, requiring a bunch of small trips to the grocery store, and by the time the week ended, I was at $240.
Fortunately, I know that this kind of week does average out over time, so it’s gonna be fine.
What We Ate
Mr. FG and I went out on a date night; the girls ate at home.
We made a strawberry and chicken green salad from Pioneer Woman, which we ate with some toast.
I tried a pork and quinoa bowl recipe; thumbs up! It’ll go into rotation around here.
Next up from the Bowls cookbook: a green curry paste Thai soup.
This one is a lot like the Thai chicken soup I posted before, except it’s got green curry paste, shrimp, and sliced snow peas.
I would not have thought to add raw sliced snow peas to a bowl of soup, but they were really good. Nice and crunchy!
This time I tried a Thanksgiving-inspired bowl, and all the elements were good except the sauce. Thanksgiving made us think of gravy, and the sauce for this dish was more like a salad dressing vinaigrette.
Verdict from all of us: weird. We do not want salad dressing on meatballs.
I don’t think I’ll give up on the idea of a bowl like this, but I’d be inclined to make a more gravy-like sauce next time.
My last bowl meal was this salad.
This one was just ok; nothing amazing, perhaps because salad in a bowl is not that unique of a concept (whereas a quinoa bowl feels more interesting.)
I have a wedding to go to and I haven’t quite decided what the not-at-a-wedding portion of the family is going to eat. Maybe a fend-for-yourself kind of night with the leftovers in the fridge.
What did you eat this week?
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