It was about 80 degrees here yesterday. Weather like that demands grilled hamburgers.
SUNDAY – Grilled burgers, using Costco’s organic, grass-fed ground beef from my freezer. I made a simple potato salad, too, because my grocery store was running a huge sale on red potatoes for St. Patrick’s Day – 39 cents a pound! I loosely followed this recipe for the potato salad, but I used scallion instead of yellow onion, added ground mustard and a tablespoon or so of shredded carrots, and doubled the celery. I also omitted the bacon because I didn’t have any on hand.
MONDAY – Chicken or vegetarian fajitas. No recipe here. I’ll sauté organic chicken, black beans, onion, and bell peppers, and then serve it in a tortilla or on a bed of warm kale.
TUESDAY – Pork chops, served with fresh green beans. Vons had pork chops on sale, so I grabbed a four-pack and started Googling recipes – pork chops aren’t in my normal repertoire because they always seems to dry out. Many of the recipes I saw use canned, condensed Cream of Mushroom soup – which I’ll use for a family or holiday recipe, but I try to avoid for everyday meals. I found a few recipes for possible substitutes on Chowhound. Might give one of them a shot.
WEDNESDAY – Vegetarian frittata. This is my go-to dinner when eggs are on sale, when I have eggs to use before they expire, or when I have a lot of fresh vegetables on hand. I’ll stuff this full of sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, scallion, tomato, and broccoli. Cheese too, because cheese is delicious. This will go with a simple green salad.
THURSDAY – Fish tacos. We didn’t end up having them last week (I can’t remember what the hell we did instead; thanks, good-for-nothing brain), so they’re fair game again this week.
FRIDAY – Out!
I was in a hurry to put my groceries away and get out of the house, so I don’t have a photo of this week’s haul … but I paid $58.95 (about $10 more than last week). I saved 42 percent.
Here’s what I got:
- 4 bananas
- 2 zucchini
- 1 pound of fresh green beans
- 1 head of Romaine lettuce
- 1 pound of red potatoes
- 2 large onions
- 1 lime
- 4 apples
- 1 pound of strawberries
- 1 cucumber
- 1 small butternut squash
- 1 avocado
- 1 bag of kale
- 2 heads of broccoli
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 pound of baby carrots
- 3 boxes of frozen Green Giant veggies
- 1 box of whole wheat breakfast waffles
- 1 large container of Mountain High plain yogurt
- Marcela Valladolid soft taco tortillas
- 1 box of Lipton Soup Mix (for the pot roast in my freezer)
- 1 jar of Natural Skippy peanut butter
- 1 bag of Gevalia ground coffee
- 1 loaf of whole wheat bread
- 2 cans of black beans
- 1 can of pinto beans
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 2 cans of Chicken of the Sea albacore tuna
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- Land o’ Lakes butter
- 4 pork chops
- Seltzer water
That’s a good haul for me. Plus, I got ANOTHER $10 off coupon for next week.
Here’s to a fantastic week ahead!