$30 A Week for 52 Weeks

Week 37

Week 37

Eggplant 1.99
Tomatoes .94
Garlic .49
Chocolate chips, bulk 3.02
Lettuce .99
Bananas 1.25
Apples 1.36
Half and half 1.89
Chocolate syrup 2.19
Cottage cheese 1.29
Evaporated milk 2% 1.59
Pork chops 2.95
Stew meat 3.23
Total 23.18

I scaled back a little this week, and, although I have chocolate in my cart, I’ve been making an effort to eat healthier. Eating healthy to me also, means eating a meal at the right time and drinking more water.

This week I’ve made:

Ratatouille – A vegetable stew which is full of flavor and amazing as a side topped with cheese or with fried eggs. I made a huge amount overnight in the crockpot on low.

1 large eggplant, diced with skin
1 large onion, diced
5 or 6 garlic, minced
4 large tomatoes, diced
2 T oil

This is all I added this time – however, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms added are all great.
It seems like a lot, but it cooks down into a wonderful, delicious stew.

The first day, I made a grilled cheese and added it – totally amazing!
The next day, I cooked the stew meat with onions, garlic and Worcestershire sauce, about a half cup of orzo pasta and added this to about half of what was left. Absolutely perfect for lunch the past two days! For lunch I try and have a medium portion of a filling and hearty meal, since I usually don’t get to eat again until I get home.

Sunday, I made Irish soda bread, one of my easy go-to recipes which is on my recipe tab. To this I added half a cup of raisins and a teaspoon of fresh chopped rosemary – Wow, different and so delicious. The rosemary came from my garden of course! I toasted it for breakfast the past few days – yum…some cottage cheese, a banana.

I’ll need to pick my zucchini and spaghetti squash, not much of anything else. I was hoping to hit the zucchini jackpot, but, not happening. Although, they are large, just not massive. I will have quite a bunch and I do love zucchini in just about anything!

Hope you’re all having a wonderful week! Fall is in the air in Idaho and the nights are getting much cooler – going to see how long it takes me to turn the heat on…LOL, we’ll see about that, Thursday and Friday it’s dropping into the 20’s at night, eek!



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