week 23

v515_4Woohoo. So, this week was a mix of serious successes–I’m packing salads for lunch again–and mishaps–we at chili fries & beers for dinner. Overall, until I started having some serious anxiety/emotional issues that resulted in all kinds of shameless chocolate consumption, crying, napping & lethargy, the week was going well.

I was hoping to post more this week, but it’s been job interview after job hunt after job-doing. But this weekend promises to provide a lot of rich material for next week, and I have a post about bees in the works.

This weekend is exciting because (1) after a year in Thailand, a dear friend is not only back in the States but coming to visit and (2) our CSA starts. I’m sharing the farmers’ market, my favorite brunch spot & the Orchard with her–we have a busy Saturday planned.


Breakfast: smoothies or granola & almond milk

Sat. lunch: homemade tomato, ramp & asparagus pizza
Sat. dinner: a dinner fundraiser for work
Sun. lunch: 
 barley with ramps, asparagus, radishes & parmesan cheese
Sun. dinner:
 burgershomemade pickles & milkshakes
Mon. lunch:
 barley with ramps, asparagus, radishes &  cheese
Mon. dinner: burgershomemade pickles & milkshakes
Tues. lunch: spinach salad with lentils, strawberries, shredded beet, shredded carrot
Tues. dinner: sandwiches
Wed. lunch: more barley business with eggs on top 
Wed. dinner: frozen pizza
Thurs. lunch:  spinach salad with lentils, strawberries, shredded beet, shredded carrot
Thurs. dinner: a hot mess of fries while watching the Pacers’ game (which was also, coincidentally, a hot mess)
Fri. lunch: nori rolls & salads
Fri. dinner: vegan mac & cheese and salad

Snacks: chips & salsa, mixed nuts, sandwich cookies


Farmers’ Market ($30)
1 bunch ramps
1 quart strawberries
1 bunch radishes
1 cucumber
1 head cauliflower
1 habenero pepper plant
3 jalapeño pepper plants
1 bell pepper plant

From the Co-op ($45)
almond butter
pomegranate-blueberry juice
frozen pizza
sundried tomatoes
1 nasturtium plant
2 cartons of almond milk
Parmesan cheese
1 sweet potato
1 lbs. granola
1 mango
1 avocado
2 cans coconut milk
1 lb. pasta


  • lots of compost
  • a salad I couldn’t finish
  • some recycling odds & ends
  • the end of some barley stuff we didn’t get to before it got slimy

About meganbetz

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