After last week's mad veg-acquiring rampage, between the market and the CSA, we really didn't need much fresh produce this week. We did go to the market on Saturday, but mostly just bought a lot of eggs. We didn't even feel the need to place a CSA order this week. It has provided a great opportunity to clean out the random bits in the fridge, and there's actually some elbow room in there! It's a rather odd state of affairs for me. I'm far too accustomed to a fridge that is bursting at the seams, often with a tendency to attack when opened.
Wednesday saw a stop by a real grocery store on the way home from work, largely because we needed more food for the pets. While there I did pick up some baking soda, but it is a standard baking resource and we were only out because I used it up for scrubbing out the bathtub. I'm a fan of cleaning products that don't contain noxious chemicals.
This week, we've used up:
- some leftover frozen lentils and quinoa from various salads I made for a camping trip several weeks ago; they went into homemade carrot burgers and a sort of a dill-yogurt salad for a lunch
- a container of ends of veggies, used to make stock
- a bag of hamburger buns, frozen for who knows how long
- a bag of mustard-flavored pretzels
- a jar of home-canned green chile, and one of peaches
- 2 lbs. of ground lamb; it became a delicious mediterranean meatloaf, that was then repurposed into pseudo-gyros
food budget tracker: week 2
farmer's market: ~$25*
* Farmer's markets are inherently cash-based expenditures, and unfortunately I didn't keep terribly good track of how much was spent this week. Bad me. But that's a pretty good estimate, based on what I remember getting.