week 5

v515_4I admit it: I was too caught up in a book to go to the farmers’ market this week. And Saturday lunch at the co-op is becoming a bit of a tradition that I love. Wake early; go to a movie before noon ($5 tickets!); get groceries & sandwiches. It’s happened a few times over the last couple of months, & it’s wonderful.

There was a massive baking/dinner party splurge that happened on Wednesday. I can’t bring myself to put it in the budget. I don’t even want to think about it, but with four–yes, four–dinner/meal engagements this weekend, I have endless baking to do. I’m trying to remember that I bought things on sale; I stocked up; in the long run, it saves because we didn’t eat out for each of these things. Phew. This week & all the obligations have me seriously overwhelmed. I completely lost track of the waste this week, so that’s not featured this week. We’ve gotten so off track, as my energy levels clearly indicate. Next week, we’re both back to work. Things will feel normal. We’ll have far fewer social obligations to catch up on. We’ll get things back on track.

MENU

Breakfast: oatmeal with honey & banana or smoothies

Meals:
Sat. lunch:
deli sandwiches
Sat. dinner:
snacks on fruit, nuts, Christmas goodies, gin & tonics
Sun. lunch: left overs (potato soup, red beans & rice)
Sun. dinner: butternut squash, bleu cheese & carrot tart & hearty green salad
Mon. lunch:
butternut squash, bleu cheese & carrot tart
Mon. dinner: frozen pizza & IPAs
Tues. lunch: vegan spiedie & hearty green salad with roasted butternut squash
Tues. dinner: potato soup, crackers with cheese
Wed. lunch: potato soup & homemade bread with cheese
Wed. dinner: deli sandwiches
Thurs. lunch:
quinoa-stuffed acorn squash
Thurs. dinner:
falafel & pita with a side of sautéed summer squash
Fri. lunch: sweet potato & pepper soup & homemade bread with cheese
Fri. dinner: dinner party potluck with friends

Snacks:
pumpkin breads, Christmas candies & goodies, Bunny Grahams, galette des rois

SHOPPING

Co-op ($60)
puff pastry
bell pepper
sesame oil
chickpeas
Greek yogurt
avocado
clementines
almond milk
mushrooms
bananas
kale
eggs
coconut milk
carrots
Parmesan & feta cheese

Impulse Purchases ($15)
deli sandwiches & a roller for sushi, which I’m really looking forward to making

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About meganbetz

human geography PhD Student at Indiana University; wife, reader, writer, baker, gardener
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