Heyyyyyy, it’s Wednesday, that means it’s grocery day. My daughter goes to play school three mornings a week. I spend that time scrambling to do errands and housework. This morning I’m going to do the 30 Day Shred, tan, stop at the doctor’s to get access codes for my medical records so I can find out the results of a fertility-related test I had done two weeks ago that nobody has called me about, and buy groceries. If I’m very lucky I may after that still have an hour to try to pick up the house after the mass devastation that the toddler has wreaked in four days of being almost entirely indoors. I think her toy tea set is in five different rooms.
I am going for veggie-heavy meals, with a couple of meatless ones. I’ll eventually share recipes for everything that there exists a recipe to share.
Here’s this week’s dinner plan:
chicken broccoli stir fry
chicken, asparagus, sweet potato
chicken tortilla soup
sausage, cabbage, butter beans
When I do my “big grocery shop” every week I buy very little meat because we have a freezer in the garage where I keep a big stash. I always have a bag of frozen chicken breasts, a bag of frozen chicken wings, rolls of hamburger, a few other odd steaks and roasts, some kind of fish, and portions of sliced-up pork loin. I buy the chicken and pork and fish at big box stores, but we get our beef from a local producer. Happy grass-fed cows that have never been to a feed lot really do taste better, and in the years when we can manage to buy a half-of-a-half of an animal it ends up costing less than buying all the cuts separately.
I’m also buying deli stuff for my husband to make lunchtime sandwiches. There are usually enough dinner leftovers to pack a lunch with, but I think he’d prefer the variety and I’m beginning to think that dinner leftovers are generally better breakfasts than traditional breakfast food. I have more to say about that in later posts.
Our little girl is generally a skinny mini, and I buy certain foods specifically for her: lots of whole grain pasta, breakfast cereals, crackers, and cheese. We all end up grazing on that stuff, but it’s there for her.
And here is my shopping list:
canned tomatoes x4
black beans x4
tortillas (fat free flour)