Day 226–Starting Week 33–Budget and Menu

Whole green beans in a carton.

We still have plenty of summer here in NC, and I am enjoying every last second of it. This week’s menu takes advantage of our sweet corn (thank you, rain!), tomatoes, okra and squash.

One of the wonderful parts of this journey is getting connected to so many other people who are interested in locally sourced foods (and cooking!). Most days I make notes of posts that feature stunning recipes or new ways to cook old favorites. Usually, the list is so long that I get overwhelmed. But this week I’m picking some yummy dishes from some awesome bloggers and I plan to do that next week as well. It’s fun to try something new!

We came in just under budget this week at $98.32. Not too bad! Two weeks in a row under budget. Let’s see how long I can continue that! Here’s how it breaks down this week:

  • The Produce Box (all organics this week!–cantaloupe, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, Yukon gold potatoes + conventional okra, scuppernog grapes): $39
  • Local’s Seafood (NC wild caught shrimp): $10
  • Hilltop Farms (organic green beans): $3.00
  • Mae Farm (bacon): $10
  • Trader Joes and Lowes (shallots, rice, shredded cheese, sour cream, burger buns, pita, yogurt): $24.32
  • Farmhand Foods (small pork roast that is a carryover, ground beef): $12.00

So, what are we eating this week? Here’s the menu!

  • Wednesday–Sweet corn and bacon pasta (from Rachel’s Table)
  • Thursday–PTA volunteer night; everyone’s on their own
  • Friday–Shrimp and bruschetta risotto; local peaches (from Local Kitchen)
  • Saturday–Grilled burgers w/roasted pepper ketchup, roasted okra, sautéed squash
  • Sunday–Pork roast, green beans w/bacon & shallots (from Creative Noshing), roasted potatoes
  • Monday–Southwest black bean pizza (from Sugar Dish Me)
  • Tuesday–leftover buffet

Thanks to these wonderful ladies for sharing their recipes, their ideas and their passion for good food! Have a wonderful and delicious week!

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8 Comments

  1. Oh! I’ve had my eye on those green beans with bacon and shallots! Everything sounds so delicious!!! Thanks for the mention… lemme know how that pizza goes 🙂 I’m waaaaay excited about investigating these recipes. They all sound great!

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    • I’m sure even Ellie will eat green beans w/bacon!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing your recipe–can’t wait for that!!! Maybe I’ll even work some peppers into the dough!

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  2. I’m definitely looking forward to Heather’s pizza my friend, sounds like one very delicious week! 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. Oh yay! Thanks for the mention. Everything sounds so awesome. I am looking forward to reading about your food adventures as always.

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  4. This is a great idea! Thanks for picking my recipe! 🙂 Make sure you double or triple my recipe! I didn’t have any leftovers and was VERY disappointed.

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