Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday's total came to $45.54... I bought chicken, bread, bananas, tortillas, letuce, pears, cukes, broccoli, blackberries, some salad dressing, oregano, bell peppers, a few cans of diced tomatoes, a few cans of beans, a can of corn for the chili, flour, parsley, chamomile tea, a can of chunk chicken, muenster slices, deli turkey, milk... and some cold pizza dough to roll out and make "Boney Breadsticks" for the office on Friday.
Wednesday's total came to $3.60 for a loaf of bread and a block of cheddar.
On one hand, that bought a lot of food, and the chicken, oregano, flour and diced tomatoes will last well past this week. The tomatoes were on sale and feature spices and flavors, like chipotle, which come in very handy when throwing together beans and rice, etc. On the other hand, sales will happen and I should try harder to budget for them!
I'm totally ready to start making bread again, because we're spending about $4 a week for decent whole-wheat bread! Besides, homemade always tastes better, and I like the fact that it gets stale after a few days because that means there are NO preservatives!
It's Wednesday, which means the flyers are out, so I need to start planning!
Then I had a turkey (1 oz) and swiss (1 oz) and lettuce (.5 C) on whole wheat (2 serv) with some mayo (1 Tbsp).
I was REALLY tired though, and Kendall suggested not cooking. So we whipped up some black bean tacos! I started with two corn tortillas (1 serv) with .5 C black beans, .25 C tomato salsa and lettuce (.5 C). I sprinkled it with about a teaspoon of shredded Cheddar. I was still hungry so I went back for another tortillas with .25 C of beans and .5 C of tomatoes plus about teaspoon of cheese. Yum!
After a nice shower and firing off my homework, I'm relaxing with some chamomile and dark chocolate and watching "Modern Family." Love that show!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I had my banana this afternoon (2 serv) when I wanted another sweet item. Dinner was leftover white chili (1.5 C) with corn tortillas (1 serv) and a salad (1 C lettuce, 1 serv cucumber). I tried to make a cranberry vinaigrette.... Not the best, but not too bad! Now I'm munching on blackberries and relaxing after a nice walk and shower. Overall, a very balanced day... except those yummy candies!
More to come!
Monday, October 26, 2009
We drove into Portland and looked at downtown. Then we drove up into the hills and ran into the Pittock Mansion. We didn't go in, but enjoyed all the trees. Then we stopped by the rose garden and looked at some blooms. It was raining and so cold, but we had good time!
For lunch, Kendall suggested the Grant House Restaurant in Vancouver. Part of Officer's row, the historic home was a great atmosphere to enjoy some food! We ordered the special of the day: A Greek Wrap with hummus, goat cheese and veggies, with a cup of the soup of the day, Clam Chowder. It was seriously one of the best meals I've had in recent memory! The started us with some great sourdough and herb butter. I had two slices.
Then it was off to Seattle...
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
We had a lot of folding today after our walk. But now that it's done, we are hanging out with some beer and a little bit (4 bites) of carrot cake. I've definitely upped the discretionary calories today, but I'll be extra good tomorrow.
Sandwiches on homemade bread, veggies and dip, monster finger cookies and ghostly rice krispie treats...
Cute treat baggies of popcorn!
We had a great time and the kids were so cute!