I still had eggs, bacon, cucumbers, squash, green peppers, onions, garlic, cherry tomatoes, a watermelon, and romaine lettuce thanks to the generosity of my friends who garden, so I got to splurge a bit at the market.
Today’s haul: a 3 pound London Broil, 2 pounds of ground beef (grass fed!), locally produced Colby and Havarti cheeses, drinkable yogurt, a dozen ears of sweet corn, three cantaloupes, yellow tomatoes, zucchini, a mountain of okra, green beans, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, fresh sage, dill seed, and arugula. I also made arrangements to get a bushel of peaches and another of beans for my freezer.
Total spent: $84
I came home and cleaned out the fridge. I cut up the watermelon, added some cukes to the refrigerator pickles, transferred my purchases to better containers, and then roasted a pan of squash and onions, and another pan of broccoli and garlic. Stored in the fridge, this will make for quick side dishes during the week.
I store all of my food in glass containers. Not only is glass better for my family, I find that being able to clearly SEE the food helps me use it all. I will do a post on ditching the plastic at a future date.
So, now all my work is done, and the family is headed to the big city for a baseball game. Hope you all found delicious and productive ways to spend YOUR Saturday!