Today, makes exactly 7 days until my 40th birthday (boy time flies doesn’t it). We are spending next weekend in New York, to celebrate – I am so excited. I promise to post photos when we return – especially so I can share my experience of Lotta Jansdotter’s printing workshop (I may even post a give away – so keep an eye out).
Back to reality…. some of the random things I thought I would share this week.
I took an extra day off for Memorial day to have a 4 day weekend….I spent the morning at my favorite German bakery….I started with the sweets and coffee and enjoyed the relaxing time sitting on the outdoor patio 🙂
We pulled up our first carrot from our vegetable garden today. My son gobbled it up with a little ranch dressing on the side. He did say that “the carrots from our garden were much better than the ones from the supermarket” 🙂
Lastly, tonight, we tried a new vegetarian sauce with all real ingredient’s (which you add meat to it) from Campbell’s. It is call “Skillet Sauces” and you just brown your selection of meat and add the sauce. I was very surprised with the result, after 10-15 minutes cooking…dinner was served; it was full of flavor with a kick and tasted great !!!
Target had 5 flavors you could choose from, if you want something quick I would recommend it. The only thing I would do different next time is add one of the Cauliflowers from our garden (when they are ready that is).
Anyway, here is our meal plan this week:
|Saturday||Fresh Fruit + Bread with Marmite||Trimmed Boneless Pork Loins + Rice + Campbell’s Skillet Sauce|
|Sunday||Rhubarb+Apples Compote + Granola+yoghurt||Grilled Fish + Vegetables|
|Monday||English Muffin + Banana + Almond Butter||Asparagus + Mushroom Pasta|
|Tuesday||Bircher Muesli||Chicken “Fried” Rice (Brown Rice)|
|Wednesday||Rhubarb+Apples Compote + Granola+yoghurt||Homemade Vegetable Burgers|
|Thursday||Bircher Muesli||Vegetable Frittata|
|Friday||Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie||? Will be in the airport or New York depending on timing.|
We are usually spending ~$70 a week for our meals. Here is this weeks shopping list:
|GROCERY LIST (NEW STOCK)||IN THE CUPBOARD/FRIDGE|
NOTE: We shop majority at Trader Joe’s (TJ), Target (TT) with an occasional visit to Whole foods (WF), BJ’s , Harris Teeters (HT), Lowes Food (LF) and Fresh Market (FM).
NOTE: We do not typically use coupons mainly due to time.
I agree about the coupons. By the time I clip, sort and decide which stores to go to, half the stuff I have coupons for I really don’t want. I started making my menu up and then seeing if I could find coupons online for what I wanted. I will have to try the skillet sauces.
Exactly how I feel too about coupons :-). Every so often we use coupons, it usually means we have one for something we actually buy on a weekly basis.
I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again: I’m jealous of your garden! Love garden fresh carrots! (I don’t love the work it takes, though. And our weather makes for a short growing season – even if we had stuff planted at this point, it’d probably not be poking up through the ground yet, most people plant late in May around here.)
Thanks – I have great cauliflower and cabbages at the moment too…only bummer was I had to spray last week…who knew cabbage worms like cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage – almost my whole garden. The spray worked so I am hoping I don’t have too much damage – we will see
Cabbage grows really well here, but I’ve never had garden fresh cauli or broccoli before! Two of my favourite vegetables, yum! Maybe cabbage worms like all cruciferous vegetables, if they got in to all three! Hopefully your plants will come out all right, anyway!