It’s Saturday, March 25th, 2017. I’m googling recipes and grocery lists to find out how to eat on $5 a day. I’m also pondering how I’ll navigate previous obligations to a luncheon, a dinner and a night out!
The Grocery List
Shopping took way longer than normal, as I checked prices, weighed produce, walked away from “treats”!
- Bunch bananas
- 3 cans of tuna in water
- Bag of spinach Bunch of kale
- Bag of carrots
- 2 yellow onions
- 1 dozen eggs
- 1 can diced tomatoes with various herbs
- 1 bag dried white beans
- 1 bag dried pinto beans
- 1 loaf brown bread
- 1 box store-brand oatmeal squares
- 1 Sweet potato
- Package of fake crab meat
Total = $34.32
My plan is to make a hearty kale soup, which I love. I already have the herbs and spices (not sure if that’s cheating!) I’ll freeze a bunch and have that much of the week. I’m not a huge meat eater, so this shouldn’t be too bad. Then again, I’ve got those other outings this week!
Made a Hearty white bean and kale stew. Soaked the beans – will save some. Used the sweet potato, carrots, kale and spinach, onions, garlic. Makes a great supper with a slice of toasted brown bread. Using herbs and condiments I already had – it’s delicious. Will freeze half of the batch.
Jeff bailed already! He visited friends, had a couple of beers and brats and that was that!
It’s evening, and I’m missing my snack of nuts and glass of wine. I’ll have a piece of brown bread with PB&J.