(This is the weekly post where you share your week of food. Did you have anything that really made your week, such as your favorite soup, a lunch out, or maybe you had something new? Find a new food product? A new appliance? Please do share!)
All things considered, I had a pretty good food week!
I made those homemade pizzas. Dh's was absolutely a real pizza. Mine was strange, not having cheese, but with so much sausage meat, onions, etc. it tasted like one anyway - surprisingly!
And, it spawned leftovers, yeah!
Actually, it tasted like a pizza that I had in the early 70's. I had a get-together and we had small pizzas in 3 varieties. One was ground sausage, and that's what it tasted like.
I think that if I cook the meat ahead, then pre-slice the onions, etc. that on a Saturday, once a month or so, we could literally just assemble and bake.
Then, there was the fried rice made from my frozen vegetables that I froze around the end of summer etc. Excellent, and leftovers 3x's so far.
The big news though, is that my $'s came. Not as much as hoped for, but hopefully enough. It takes a couple of work days to get into my account, so Ds spotted me to shop.
It's his bill money, but I will give it back to him before his bills are due.
We've never done that before, it's usually the other way around, but I sure do appreciate it! I had almost nothing left, literally.
Unfortunately, even with not getting quite a few items, it was expensive to shop, being out of so much, so a good chunk of the money will be going right back out. As long as I can pay the regular, pressing bills, and get 1 month's worth of heater fuel, I'll deal with the rest later...(Lottery?!)
So, I got no meat, which makes me a little nervous, kind of like getting low on water does. But, we did get water, thank goodness.
I got fresh broccoli, only 2 bunches of greens as the rest didn't look good at all, onions (whew!), 2 bags of on-sale baby carrots, 1 1/2 celery (split the 2nd one with Ds.), 4 apples, 2 pears, and sweet potatoes.
They had thin purple sweet potatoes, which I've not made yet, but got 2, and also Japanese whites, which I also got 2 of, and we had for dinner last night.
As always, they were very good. They are sweet, and caramelized on one side. They do take about twice as long to cook as an orange sweet potato, as they are so dense, but we just planned for that.
I skipped things that I wanted, such as beets, radishes, Brussels, etc. because I can do without them, and every bit saved helps.
But, I did get a large yogurt to freeze in servings, and a jar of my raspberry jam, and a few other items like that.
My monoxide alarm began beeping, so I had to put a 9v. battery on the list right then.
Generally, for a couple of months, I get Dh 4 large blocks of cheese, as he eats it with almost every meal for weight purposes. But, he has some cheddar left, and said that he'd wait until next month to have more.
I was not thrilled about that, but know that it's expensive. Then, at Raley's, the 1/2 lb. blocks were on sale, so I got 2 of those to supplement what he has. He loves Jack and Colby-Jack, and has only cheddar right now, so I got 1 each of the others, which should make things more pleasant for him.
Oh, and I got a couple of things not on my list. First, we use too much foil. I need smaller pans to re-heat foods, as mine have not shown up. Maybe taken?
However, Safeway had a great sale on Anchor Hocking that would fit into my small, counter-top oven. So, I got two 6" round pans to reheat food in (we keep ours separate, since Dh's always has cheese on it.), at $2.97 apiece. And, one 8" pan for reheating, snack cakes, cobblers, etc. It's a deep dish. They were all 1/2 or more off.
Also, they had green papayas on deep discount, so I got one, since I get only 1-3 a year. Hopefully, it will ripen nicely.
I also got eggs - I hate this time of year when we get maybe 2 eggs a week for our girls, water, and ordered Dh's bread, as he's out of it. His daily sandwiches are also what helps Dh maintain his weight.
How was your food week?
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