We had some gorgeous weather this weekend...well, we did on Saturday, and I spent a ton of time out in the garden. Holy cow the garden is in a sad state of affairs. Despite my eagerness to get out there this spring, I've pretty much done nothing remarkable.
I may have done nothing remarkable outside, but last night we had one of the best meals that I've made in months. It was a very simple set up, but man the flavors really came together! I'll be posting some recipes later this week.
Here is what we'll be shoving in our food holes this week:
Monday:: home canned tomato soup with BSTAs (a BLT, but with the added awesomeness of avocado! And with spinach because I hate when lettuce is hot), sweet potato fries. And fruit. Because there is always fruit!
Tuesday:: Salmon cakes, artichokes, and coleslaw.
Wednesday:: I'm working super late. Troy and Jack will be on their own.
Thursday:: Asian meatballs with vegetables and rice. I'm going to make the meatballs this weekend, and then cook them in the sauce in the crockpot while I'm at work. I'll serve it with some lazy lady egg rolls.
Friday:: Homemade pizza and salad from the garden. The final jar of canned pears. Sigh. There will be tears. Pear season is a long way off.
Saturday:: I'm off to the Mother Earth News Fair!!!! So excited! I've been waiting for this for months. Getting to go is my mother's day present. Troy and Jack will be on their own for dinner.
Sunday:: dinner at my parent's. No clue what they're serving, or what we'll bring.
This week I spent $27.94 at the grocery store, and totally forgot to take a photo. I bought: avocados, "hippy" Rice Krispies (organic Envirokids puffs. For a recipe I'm going to try out this week), 4 bottles of organic Santa Cruz cherry and raspberry lemonade (it was 4/$5 and I buy a lot during the summer when it's on sale to use for our water kefir soda), organic bananas, organic carrots, 1 organic cucumber, sugar peas, garlic (can't wait for my harvest later this summer!), natural lunch meat from the deli, and tomatoes.
I also spent $7 on raw milk, $40 at Costco on various items, and $333 on fruit.
I bought to two fruit shares from a local CSA. The "local" (Eastern Washington) fruit will be delivered five times throughout the season and will include pears, apples, peaches, cherries, and...I think that is it! It will be a total of 196 pounds which means I'll be getting bulk organic fruit for $1.70 per pound.
What are you having this week?