Most boring post ever, part 1Posted: March 12, 2012
There’s just nothing like a food blog without pictures, is there?
I know, it’s really boring. Sorry about that. I saw a re-run of The Simpsons last night, the one where Marge and the kids start a food blog. In one scene, they are uploading photos from their little digital camera to the blog and… well, it was exactly what I do, too! It was a little embarassing to look at this little blog from the outside. It’s really just a way to make myself write, but still. I’m not a chef or a professional blogger, so sometimes it feels like everything I want to say has already been said by someone else.
I keep pondering the title of this blog, Two Eat For Ten, since I’m failing at my goal as often as I’m succeeding. I wish there was a website that had a bunch of different menus that you could combine to make $10 a day, and then you could combine the different $10 days into one $70 week. But that’s what this blog is supposed to be, you dummy! I hiss at myself. Oh yeah, that’s right, I reply. To myself.
The thing is, it would be hard to create, say, a shopping list for the week that anyone could use and spend exactly $70. Grocery stores, sales, and coupons are all different, so it would have to be more of an approximation. Plus, how do you account for all the food you already have in the house, like that half a bunch of asparagus in my fridge?
Gah. It boggles the mind, doesn’t it? No, it doesn’t, it just boggles your mind!
Well anyway, this is turning into the most useless post ever. So – here’s what I bought today! Yay!
- 1/2 gallon almondmilk: $2.79
- Nature’s Path granola bars, $3.99, -$1 coupon: $3
- Almondmilk single serve, on sale for $1, -$1 coupon = FREE
- Salmon on sale for $5.99/lb: $3.64
- 3 bananas @ .55/lb: $.75
- Bag of organic carrots:$1.29
- One organic Fuji apple @ .99/lb: $.38
- Two organic pears @ .99/lb: $.86
All that added up, plus tax, was $13.19. Since we started having Easy Slaw a few nights a week, we’ve been going through an entire bag of carrots every week, which is pretty good! Stay tuned for more thrilling adventures at the grocery store.