Sunday, September 20, 2009

Food Plan 092009

This week, I don't have a plan. Not even the start of one. I'm sure I said so previously, but if I haven't, let it be absolutely clear right now that I'm lazy. And I have this insane idea about myself: I work best under pressure.

Pressure regarding this blog since I don't have a time-defined goal, challenges, give-aways or even a regular posting schedule involves only one thing: getting to the local produce store before closing Sunday evenings.

Before I continue, let me say that this store is like a farmer's market, ok? But wait, get this, with normal hours. No Thursdays between 2:45 and 4:20 p.m., no Mondays 9-11 a.m. It's a real live store in a brick-and-mortar building with electronic doors. Which means people with first-shift jobs can actually shop without having to use precious Personal Time Off. And get this: the produce is dirt cheap!

Back to where I was...

That means I need to have a meal plan and itemized grocery list put together by 6:30 p.m. Sundays as it takes me 5 minutes to get there, 20 minutes to shop, and 5-10 minutes to check out -- I'm out the door before right when they close. I detest having to grocery shop during the week, though as often as I do it, you probably can't tell. And since I don't start making the list until, oh, say 3:51 Sunday afternoon, that's a lot of pressure!

Long story short: I'm wingin' it this week.

All I can tell you is that avocados are on a crazy sale everywhere.  Yep, really poor, didn't-do-so-great-under-pressure planning this week.

Tonight we're having tacos or maybe just chips and guac.
Tomorrow we're having BLT's with avocado and a side of yam fries.
The rest of the week is a SWAG right now and likely stuff I've already posted about.
Stuff we bought for dinner:

  • tomatoes on the vine: 4 lb/$5 = $1.68
  • avocados: 6 @ 3/$1 = $2
  • yams: 2.03 lb @ $1.29/lb = $2.62
Total: $6.30 with tax.

2% milk, 1/2 gal: $2.50
garlic bread, frozen, Mama Bella: $3.49
mayo, Stater Bros brand: $1.99
chicken breasts, boneless, skinless: $8.69
lemon: $0.69
Total: $17.36

Grand total: $23.36.