Monday, May 10, 2010

Food Extravaganza

Lately we have been trying this experiment where I only spend $30 a week on groceries. Thirty per week is what I spent on groceries for about the first year of our marriage. It is harder with two kids, but doable if you don't count diapers and the occasional supplemental baby formula. Also, we are eating into our food storage a little bit. Lesson learned: either food has gotten more pricey in 7 years, or kids really are expensive!

Today I felt like cooking. A lot. I made crock pot potato soup and blueberry muffins for dinner. I also made chalupes for later and a roasted veggie soup that I can use as a base for lasagne and other italian dishes this week. I had, as Dan put it, a "cookingpalooza" today. I'm probably going to make bread now because we ran out and Dan brings lunch to work.

I made my favorite yummy easy salad for dinner as well. I will share the recipe:

Arugula Salad

-arugula lettuce (can be found at most supermarkets or at Trader Joe's)
-olive oil
-lemon juice
-parmesan cheese (please use freshly grated!)

Put the arugula in a bowl, squeeze a lemon over it. Drizzle with olive oil. Flavor with salt and pepper. Top with grated parmesan, to taste.
I have also added shaved red onion and avocado, which both taste fantastic!


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Rileigh said...

how are you spending so little? I would be thrilled to spend $60 a week! Please tell me what you are buying and making each month

Rachel said...

I think that is at least a $1000 less on groceries than I spend. I'm so jealous!!!!

T-Ray said...

Wow... you did cook a lot! And I am impressed that you are only spending $30. I can spend that just on just me... unless I am making something special and need extra stuff.
Also, that is a yummy salad. :o)

BusyB said...

Nice Blog that is great to spend so little (its amazing how much we waste on food that is not needed!)

Joanne Amos said...

Food does cost more these days. I will try your salad. Thank you for sharing.

Kristy said...

I thought I was doing well at 60.00 a week. That is really awesome.