I mentioned recently that I was trying to plan more meals using the food we have on hand, and I thought I was doing a pretty good job of it. Then we started tracking expenses and realized we spent almost twice as much as usual on groceries last month. What?! Now, we have cut way back on eating out since Cora's arrival, so that means more meals at home, but it still seems like we're spending way too much on food. I guess we've been eating pretty good. And indirectly, Cora's been enjoying good nutrition, too--she weighed in at 13 lbs today!
Here are a couple things we've enjoyed recently:
Pizza made with homemade dough (from our neighbor), arugula pesto (frozen, from our garden), alfredo sauce (left over in freezer), and fresh broccoli + grape tomatoes.
Summer rolls made with salad greens (left over), carrots, tofu (left over), rice noodles + wrappers (in the pantry for way too long!). This is the best summer meal/snack. Here's a recipe.
It might be time to start clipping coupons.