Saturday, February 14, 2009

Grocery Challenge & Supper Wars - Week 7

2009 Grocery Challenge - Week 7

Whole Foods - $67.99
Trader Joe's - $21.60
Publix - $29.90
Week 7 total - $119.49

Year To Date - $1,060.20

Weekly Average - $151.45

Pretty good week for the grocery shopping/budget. I did need to restock on flour and other baking supplies, but since this was week three of the four, it means I'm getting closer to having the proper amount during my stock-up shopping. Last month, I didn't even make it 1-1/2 weeks.

Trader Joe's Trip:
Whole Foods Trip:

Week 7 Grocery Lists:

I'm a little discouraged, though I am glad to be see I'll probably be back under $150 for the weekly average with Week 8. In order to get the average under $120-125, I may need to back off on the Whole Foods shopping, and make do with conventional produce from the supermarket. OR, make the farmers market trips an every two weeks thing, instead of every four.

Supper Wars -
Hoisin Beef, Brown Rice, Three Pea Toss
Amazing how the kids managed to eat all the peas, snow peas and sugar snaps, without touching the red onions. Next time, they'll be chopped smaller.

Turkey Soft Tacos, Corn, Mango Salad
The turkey was cooked with all fresh veggies and herbs. Amazing flavor, and the onions, garlic, tomato and jalapeno were all diced small enough to avoid comment. Or, they ate too fast to notice what was in the turkey.

Baked Ziti, Broccoli, Salad

Roast Chicken Breast, Roasted Veggies, Sugar Snap Peas
The roasted veggies were picked through, so may need to stick with familiar sweet potatoes, carrots and red potatoes for a while longer, before sneaking in baby zucchini.

Chicken Noodle Soup, Cheese Whipping Cream Biscuits
Yes, I know how "bad" whipping cream biscuits made with a cup of heavy cream and half a stick of butter are for us. Don't care.
Tofu baked in Miso Sauce, Fried Rice, Petite Peas
Mixed White wine, red miso paste, soy, ginger and brown sugar to make the sauce. The kids thought it was okay, but prefer the less sweet marinade of soy, ginger and sesame.

Saturday is sandwiches and hot cocoa, given that we're all a bit wiped from the first half of our day.

The standout for this week, other than the whipping cream biscuits with cheddar cheese, has to be the Three Pea Toss. Almonds, mint, red onion... yummy!

Next week should be fun, as I'm planning a couple of suppers out of my Thai cookbook. Wonder if I can get fish balls past them?

2009 Grocery Challenge
Supper Wars

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