During the summer, I always go to a farm for pick your own veggies. It isn't organic so they still used pesticides but it is so much cheaper than the supermarket and obviously fresher because it is coming right off the vine. This is just a working farm - nothing fancy about it. Bathrooms are porta potties. You get the picture. So I go to this farm and usually get a few bags of peppers, chop them up and have them ready to go for as long as the ppers last. This year I did it with peppers, onions and some green beans. Then, from my own garden, I have more green beans and I have celery. It makes cooking so much easier this way. Well, last night, my hubby went into the freezer to get something and didn't close the door all the way and some of my veggies defrosted! I am going to refreeze the ones that came from the garden but the ones that came from the supermaket I have to cook up. I only had 4 packages of meat in the freezer and whiel they were still hard as a rock, I decided I might as well cook them up too for the weekend just to be on the safe side. So my shopping isn't going to go exactly as planned since I hadn't expected to use an entire ziploc bags full of corn on corn chowder and I need to get the ingredients for corn chowder and I didn't plan on using up the all meat and having to replenish my supply but that is the now the case. But I am going to stay within my budget ($125 a week plus cat food and litter) come heck or high water.