As is typical, I’m running a bit behind schedule posting this. J and I are trying our best to save money and stick to a strict(er) budget, and one area where we realized we spend way too much money is on food. Our grocery bill is staggering, especially when you add in Costco and Trader Joe’s runs. Planning our meals a week in advance and then cooking from our refrigerator and pantry more efficiently should make a difference. We’ll see! If you have any money-saving tips, I’m all ears.
Monday: Cinco de Mayo, so Crispy Black Bean and Feta Tacos with margaritas, of course!
Tuesday: dinner out with the ladies
Wednesday: Asian Chicken Thighs over rice with bok choy
Thursday: Pasta with Cauliflower, Walnuts and Feta; arugula and pear salad
Friday: Dinner by Vetted Table at my big work event, Booked for the Evening (It’s not too late to buy tickets if you’re in San Diego! Should be an amazing night!)
And a few extra things I’ll be making:
Fresh Mint Iced Coffee (photo above) to replace the pricey Roast Coach habit I’ve fallen into
Another Orangette granola recipe that is sure to become a weekly staple
Gluten Free Granola Bars from The Ma Books (lovely new blog)
Plus a cookbook I am definitely buying, the pleasure of eating alone (one thing I miss so much since I stopped traveling for work!!) and a totally comprehensive look at weekly meal planning that’s basically my goal, once I become a much, much more organized person
And maybe one more cocktail. Who can resist a Blood Orange and Thyme Paloma?!
What are you cooking these days? I’d love to hear!