Day 155–Starting Week 23–Budget and Menu

green beans

We’re in that golden time right now–beautiful fruits and vegetables are plentiful and the oppressive humidity of summer is not yet here. Yes, there are mosquitoes and voles and an apparent flea epidemic, but there are also soft rain showers, cool evenings and the joy of finding new green tomatoes on my plants. Life is good!

Our budget is pretty good, too! We spent just $97.82 this week and that included some really yummy Spanish mackerel a whole chicken and extra peaches for grilling and making cobbler. YUM! Have a delicious and healthy week!

Menu

  • Wednesday–Broiled Spanish mackerel, sautéed zucchini, tomato and squash, steamed green beans
  • Thursday–Melina’s pasta with pesto, potato and green beans (recipe to come)
  • Friday–Salad with grilled peaches, blue cheese and peach balsamic vinegar (thanks mom!)
  • Saturday–Roast chicken, corn on the cobb, sautéed squash and onion
  • Sunday–Grilled pork chops, roasted new potatoes, butter beans
  • Monday–Leftover stir fry over brown rice
  • Tuesday–Scrambled egg burritos

Budget

  • The Produce Box (peaches, blueberries, strawberries, corn, green beans, tomato): $23.00
  • Locals Seafood (Spanish mackerel): $13.00
  • Homestead Farms (pork chops, chicken): 25.00
  • Various farmer’s market (new potatoes, butter beans, peaches, basil): $15.00
  • Trader Joes (frozen fruit, yogurt, soy milk, blue cheese, butter): $21.82
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