Okay, so I managed to not buy any more groceries for Week 2, except for some sausages and shrimp, so that’s why you didn’t get a new meal plan. I also didn’t make everything from Week 1, so perhaps, I’ll work it into week 3. One thing I’ve learned is that I can stay full on 4 eggs, scrambled until at least noon (I eat breakfast ~730). This is majorly impressive for me because I’m usually hungry by 10:30!
Taco Soup using leftover pulled pork from a potluck last week
Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp w/ Roasted Asparagus (or veggies, if asparagus is too expensive – I have plenty of brussels sprouts leftover) (Note to purchase extra virgin olive oil for Paleo Lime Mayo)
Eating out for the first time for a going-away event
Damn Fine Chicken with fruit and veggies
Damn Fine Chicken
Thursday (Britton comes home! Yay!!):
Damn Fine Chicken
Chinese Five Spice Stir Fry
Steak and Roasted Veggies (plus, hubby will have a baked potato, I’m sure)
Chicken and Artichoke Sausage with Veggies and fruit
Artichoke Meatloaf (check cost of artichoke hearts before adding) – will likely serve 4 meals though
I know Alaska is stupidly expensive, but I thought I’d share what I bought. Things on my menu that I still need to pick up include bacon (maybe), Aidelle’s Sausages, a whole chicken and coconut aminos. I found aminos, as a soy sauce substitute, but it was made from soybeans? I’m confused.
4.19 Fish Sauce (Will be able to use for many meals)
5.39 Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother – not on my list, but I’ve been reading about all it’s benefits
1.69 Tomatoes crushed
1.69 Tomatoes diced
2.26 Cashews 0.17lb
8.33 Macadamia Nuts 0.49lb
4.99 Ground Pork (1 lb)
5.76 Chicken Thighs (99 cents/lb)
4.50 Frozen blueberries
4.76 Broccoli (2.08lbs)
6.69 Cauliflower (2.92 lbs)
1.59 Mushrooms (.41 lbs)
1.88 Celery (1.58 lbs)
1.29 Frozen Spinach
3.99 Brussels Sprouts
4.99 Peppers (24 oz)
4.99 Turkey slices
3.54 Sweet Potatoes (2)
1.25 Zucchini (1.49/lb)
4.50 Avocados (1.50 each)
1.89 Baby Carrots
2.58 Bell Peppers
1.08 Tomatoes on the vine
Total for the week: $98.40
Hopefully I have a ton of left overs. Items this list doesn’t include is the $10 for the 5 dozen eggs or other basics already in the kitchen.
As some of you may know, I’m taking the Whole 30 challenge. I’m doing it while B is gone for 2 weeks to get a start on it.
Since I’m eating by myself, and I don’t like being married to the kitchen, I can eat the same thing more than once, only cooking once. Here’s my plan for week one:
Leftover roasted chicken and fries
Paleo Taco Soup (using leftover chicken instead of ground meat)
I always have ideas of things to write, but never manage to write them down? I’ve been following more and more blogs lately though, so maybe I’ll have some motivation to write.
10 recents things:
1. We bought a house!
2. We’re looking for a puppy.
3. I bought a new fitbit flex. The one I bought in December quit working and I no longer had the receipt, so fitbit wouldn’t do anything for me. I look forward to knowing how many steps I take each day again, especially with the prospect of walking a dog.
4. I have a love/hate relationship with my summer class. It’s interesting, but the people in it frustrate me.
5. I still need to bring my bike home from the apartment. We forgot to load it in the u-haul when we moved.
6. I haven’t actually cooked a from scratch meal in my new house yet. I’ll hopefully remedy this soon. (Okay, I take that back, we had burritos last week).
7. I’m counting down the days until October 15, 2015, but I won’t tell you why :)
8. I have at least 11 pregnant friends and I’m super excited for all of them. Some are on their first, but I think almost half are on their second! It’s so exciting.
9. I’ve been thinking about another tattoo. I’m slightly concerned though, because I know many school districts won’t hire with visible ink, and that’s kind of what I want.
10. I want to play my sax more, but it’s hard without something to work for or a group to play with. I don’t feel like I fit into the community band well.
I think I’ll try to include a story with each throwback Thursday I publish, so here it goes. 8th grade was an interesting year. One memory that I still feel slightly guilty over is some of the pictures I took at the Valentine’s Dance never made to their respectful owners. In WAK, “Welcoming all kids,” (the leadership class for selected 8th graders), sponsored the 7th/8th grade Valentine’s dance. The library had just bought new digital cameras which took pictures on floppy disks. I thought it would be cool to do a photobooth, so we set up a backdrop and got a fancy stage light to provide colored lighting and away I went. As the night went on, printing got backed up, and I started to forget who ordered which pictures. For the next several weeks, I still had people asking when they would be getting their pictures.
Today I ran across one of the blogs I follow and she did an A-Z questions. I love survey things, so here it goes!
Bedsize: King! And it still feels too small and too big some days.
Chores that you hate: putting laundry away.
Dogs: none yet.
Essential start to your day: coffee! Some days I’ll turn on the Keurig before putting on my glasses
Favorite Color: purple
Gold or Silver: silver
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Instruments you play: flute, saxophone, and I’ve played percussion
Job title: Academic Program Assistant
Kids: none yet.
Mother’s Name: Kristy
Nicknames: Mer, Merfy, Merfylou, Merk, Pusquades, Sister, Sisterlou.
Overnight hospital stays: None that I can recall.
Pet peeves: Crappy drivers, smokers who don’t wait until their 20+ feet from building entrances to smoke, inconsiderate cell phone talkers
Quote from a movie or tv show:
“Leonard: Can I go back and prevent you from explaining that to me?
Sheldon: Same paradox. If you were to travel back in time and, say, knock me unconscious, you would not then have the conversation that irritated you, motivating you to go back and knock me unconscious.
Leonard: What if I knock you unconscious now?
Sheldon: It won’t change the past.
Leonard: But it’d make the present so much nicer.”
Right or Lefty: Righty
Siblings: 3 older (half) brothers, 3 younger (2 whole, 1 half) brothers
Time you wake up: somewhere between 6a-7a, depending on how much I want to accomplish that morning.
Underwear: please wear it.
Vegetable you hate: cooked peas
What makes you run late: Britton
X-Rays You’ve Had: hip, wrist, lungs
Yummy food you make: Alex and Megan’s mac and cheese!
Zoo Animal: Giraffe