Update: I’ve completed my final update on my January “Slow Month” challenge over on my Tea With Dee blog. Click here to read it.
My month of very limited grocery shopping is almost over. As the month wore on I bought more than I had intended to and the truth is I still have huge amounts of food around here. I think I’ll continue a modified version of my January challenge for the month of February. I’ll write a more detailed update of my January “Slow Month” on my other blog, Tea With Dee, hopefully this afternoon so take a look at it a little later. I’ll also come back here and add a link to the update.
This week my menu uses just what I have on hand. The only thing I anticipate needing to purchase is organic milk to make yogurt – I finished the last jar this morning. Oh, and maybe some lettuce toward the end of the week. Next week, on Thursday, my daughter and I are planning to go to the nearest city (about an hour away) and hit up the local, natural foods stores up there. That’s where she does almost all of her shopping. She and her husband go once a month and buy virtually everything they need for the month. Since I’ve been wanting to do a bit more of that myself, I asked if she’d like for us to do it together. My son-in-law was delighted to give up this monthly shopping trip. 😉 Now I need to get busy and plan a month’s worth of menus!
- enchiladas (had leftover sauce from a delicious new recipe I made Saturday – will share later)
- roasted chicken (I’ve got a whole chicken in the freezer.)
- potatoes and carrots (roasted with chicken)
- braised kale
- homemade bread or rolls
David will be out of town and I have choir rehearsal that evening so Chris and I will just eat leftovers.
- various veggies cooked with andouille sausage (red potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, green beans)
- brown rice
- cooked apples
- homemade pizza