|Before. The bushes were overrun and smelled like urinal cakes. They also attracted flies like a dead body.|
|After the removal, but before the weeding.|
|After. Each of the bushes will only grow about three feet tall.|
|So in to the scene that he couldn't even finish his bite!|
Before I talk about our dinners, I wanted to briefly talk about our breakfasts, snacks, and lunches since I did get an email from a reader this week.
Breakfasts on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is oatmeal that I make at home and then we eat at work. Tuesdays and Thursdays are smoothies on the way to work/preschool.
Lunches for Troy and myself are leftovers from dinner the night before. If we're light on leftovers, we grab pints of leftover soup that I store in the freezer and pair with slices of cheese and some crackers. We also take carrots each day. Snacks are typically pistachios, almonds, and a/or a piece of fruit.
Monday:: Roast chicken, salad (from the garden), and mac and cheese from the freezer.
Tuesday:: Mostly meatless burgers, kale chips, and home canned fruit.
Wednesday:: garlic cheese pasta (new recipe) with leftover chicken from Monday, salad from the garden, and home canned fruit.
Thursday:: Soup from the freezer, grilled cheese sandwiches, and home canned fruit.
Friday:: School event for Troy.
Saturday:: chicken fried steak, salad from the garden, and maybe some other veggie to combat the heaviness of dinner!
Sunday:: Dinner at my parent's.
This week I spent $15.39 at the grocery store* (a relief after my $500 shopping bill last week!!!!), $12 on organic eggs (3 dozen), $3.50 on a half gallon of raw milk, and $30 (estimated) at Costco. We'll hit up Costco later today, and will need organic carrots, avocados, organic olive oil, and vanilla extract. Yep, we make our own vanilla, but for things that I serve Jack uncooked (smoothies, yogurt, etc.), I don't feel comfortable giving him flavored vodka!
Grocery store purchases: artichokes, bananas, garlic, natural ham lunchmeat from the deli, and a pineapple.