Goodness. Remind me not to grocery shop at the store until after I pick up my Bountiful Baskets order. Come to think of it – never mind. We’ll eat all of this, and maybe I won’t have to buy as much next week. Maybe. It is a good thing we have a second refrigerator because we have a lot of food in our house right now. Here’s how this week’s grocery shopping went for me:
On Tuesday night, we picked up our Azure Standard co-op order. I got 5 pounds of carrots, 6 pounds of yams, 5 pounds of peanuts, 25 pounds of red beans, 6 pounds of chicken thighs (not pictured), and 50 pounds of yellow potatoes (not pictured).
I use roasted, unsalted peanuts (like the ones pictured above) to make delicious homemade peanut butter. If your family wants to avoid hydrogenated oils, but you don’t like the taste of plain, natural peanut butter – try this recipe. It’s incredible!
On Friday, I filled my cart at the store – mostly with price-matching items. I scored some great deals! I got apples, pears, sweet peppers, grape tomatoes, bananas, grapes (two varieties), spinach, mixed greens, baby carrots, cucumbers, and a cantaloupe.
Then on Saturday, I picked up my Bountiful Baskets order. Mmmmm! Asparagus, celery, apples, oranges, bananas, lettuce, pineapple, carrots, broccoli, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and avocados came in the surprise basket this time. Plus, I had ordered 28 pounds of green beans. It was perfect timing for these to be offered since we are almost out of our garden-grown green beans from last summer.
I had also ordered heirloom tomatoes and strawberries. It feels like a little taste of summer with these goodies!
I’d say our family is pretty well set for at least one week – if not two. I am so thankful we have such great sources for such great food!
We are feeding a big group of high school kids from our youth group here on Sunday night, and I plan to put out a big plate of veggies and a big plate of fruit along with sliced ham, french bread, and Angeled Eggs. Maybe I’ll need to grocery shop next week after all. :)
Here’s what’s on our menu this week:
- Crepes with strawberries and Cream Cheese Filling
- Ham and Egg Breakfast Bowls
- Green Machine Milkshakes with Honey Cinnamon Muffins
- Peanut Butter Pancakes
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cake
- Taco Potatoes
- Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Taco Salad
- Tuna Casserole
- Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes (I serve 1-4 with every meal)
- Spaghetti Squash
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Peppers
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Mixed Greens
- Green Beans
We’ll be heading out of state for our end-of-season Homeschool Basketball Tournament on Thursday night. I’ll be saving many of the “packable” fruits and veggies to take along with us to munch on all weekend.
Because I’m sure you’re dying to know: The toilet is still sitting right outside my kitchen - but looooook! There is tile on our new bathroom wall and floor…
It looks so very pretty! My husband is a work horse right now. I am thanking him by loading his plate with heirloom tomatoes and fresh green beans. I do what I can. ;)