We’ve had some really rare weather here this year. But even though it has been sunny and incredibly beautiful, it’s still really cold (not East Coast cold, but cold.) So the good old comfort food standbys are still appealing.
Something I’ve been trying to do consistently is have a weekly meal plan.
When I was growing up, I was a very picky eater.
I hated sauces and condiments. I still can’t stand it if people lick a condiment off of their fingers. This just happens to be something my daughter does often. Gag!
Now a days I’ll eat tomatoes, but only if the seeds are gone. Usually they aren’t, unless I prepare them, so as a rule, I avoid them.
Lately the husband has been obsessed with the ever so creepy looking black rice. Also known as “Forbidden Rice.”
I was skeptical the first time I made it. Since I’m useless with a rice cooker (I’m no longer on your “Domestic Goddess” Pedestal, am I?), I cooked it on the stove. It ended up being pretty tasty, hence the new found obsession.
Between housesitting for ten days, looking for a new place to live, and packing, we have been insanely busy.
I haven’t taken the time to visit my little corner of the internet nearly as much as I’d like, so I thought I would at least do a favorite recipe post. We still gotta eat, right?
One of the places we go since sticking to a budget, is our local Franz Bakery Outlet. We get the bread we love, and it’s always on sale so we tend to bulk up.
We went the other day and bought six loaves of bread for about $12.
On my quest for staying within an actual grocery budget, I have started to buy things in bulk. With the non-perishables, it’s no big deal. The perishables are a whole different story.
I have thrown away my fair share of rotten fruits or vegetables, and meat that has gone bad. Maybe I should start throwing cash away too, because it’s pretty much the same thing.
Now when we shop for groceries, I try to have a (tentative) plan in place for everything.
I buy berries. We enjoy fresh berries for a few days, then I either freeze them, or make freezer jam (so easy and amazing!!). Continue reading
This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through a link I will make a small percentage.
That’s right, Pinterest, I finally broke down. I actually swore to myself a month ago that I would never waste my time on something so ridiculous.
Then the other day, I suddenly HAD to try it because I was so intrigued by the concept. Or because I’m trying to watch my calorie intake and I really, really wanted pizza.
So I scoured Pinterest for a recipe and took different bits and put together this concoction.
I originally published this post in May, and now, a month and a half later, I need a reminder to plan out my meals better.
This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a percentage if you make a purchase using a link.
If you’re anything like me, you have to try to keep an eye on your monthly monetary input/output. Otherwise known as your budget. (Ugh!)
We’ve been trying to keep a monthly grocery budget and we always seem to go over. So this month, we thought we would keep a really close eye on it and be a bit more strict.
Well. It’s the 22nd of May and we have gone $150 OVER our budget. With two Costco runs this month and the purchase of a Keurig, (which was $125-but it’s going to save me a ton of money on coffee runs!) Continue reading
This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small percentage if you make a purchase using a link.
Cooking dinner can be a daunting task. Especially since it has to be something different every day. Continue reading