How much do you spend for groceries?

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How much do you spend for groceries?
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:44am

I have decided that we spend too much on food, but I am stuck in our current rut of the 10 or so meals I prepare.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:08pm

i don't do farmers markets like you do.

 

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:10pm

Here they make something similar, but with blackeyed peas and without the pasta. Typically it consists of spinach, dill and any other greens and herbs to be found, sauteed with onion and garlic and then mixed with boiled blackeyed peas. it is good, healthy and cheap. Ialso like blackeyed peas because they boil quickly from scratch and do not need presoaking.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:12pm
no lean cuisines or so's, anymore?

 

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:16pm
Rarely. I've never eaten them often, but now I eat them once a month at most. I do eat Amy's meals more frequently, maybe 2-3x a month. In fact, I'm eating Amy's black bean enchiladas for lunch today. But those are all vegetarian and organic, so it's not really a good comparision.

In fact, I can't remember the last time I had a LC or SO.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:18pm

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:23pm

You can roast chicken using a rotisserie on the BBQ grill.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 1:18pm

I agree about the herbs and growing them.

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 1:23pm

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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 2:00pm
There are quite a few herbs that are perennials here (sage, oregano, thyme, mint, bee balm) which is really nice. I planted one basil plant and four small parsley plants this spring and they have gone crazy. I have parsley coming out of my ears and I've cut back the basil three times to make pesto to freeze for the winter. I think I have enough for 5 or 6 meals. I also have some Rosemary, but it's an annual here. I'm thinking of digging it up and putting it in a pot to bring inside for the winter.

I do the same thing for the recipes. I have a couple of sites I really like though and will often look for recipes there using only what ingredients I have in the house. It's really the only way I can do it now that we get so much fresh produce based on whatever happens to be growing at the farm each week.
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 2:31pm

Here's one.

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