Archives for September 2010

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Sept. 27

Sunday: Leftover tortellini from last week.  Monday: Black Bean Soup and Cheese Quesadillas Tuesday: Chili and Cornbread. (I froze some chili last week and made homemade cornbread from the recipe below) Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Ravioli Thursday: Chicken Verde Tacos Friday: Oktoberfest with Maureen and Laura and friends Saturday: Phil is going out for pizza, I'll stay at home and scrounge while studying. Total this week: $63.14 Homemade Texas Cornbread: (adapted … [Read more...]


When we first planted the garden, I kept pulling these weeds I'd never seen before. They were even growing in my herb garden bucket. Well, apparently I didn't weed them all out because they overtook our green pepper plants (which have still managed to be the most productive plant in the garden!) and produced this: An acorn squash! Does anybody have ANY clue how to tell when I should pick it? … [Read more...]

The Organic Plunge: A Few Takeaways So Far

When you are trying to eat organic, or only "real food" as I call it, it's much more difficult and time consuming to shop at a regular grocery store like Cub. Almost everything has some weird preservative or chemical or something in it. Case in point, we wanted pickles and pickled banana peppers last week. After looking at the ingredient list on the back of every jar of pickled banana peppers on the shelf, we couldn't find any without preservatives and coloring chemicals. Eventually, we gave up … [Read more...]

What I Wore: Look Mom, I actually wear the jacket!

Shirt: Buffalo Exchange a long time ago.Jacket: Free PeopleJeans: Joe's JeansBoots: DSW … [Read more...]

Grocery Breakdown: Week of Sept. 20

Monday: takeout from Leeann Chin because I'll be getting home late, and we have a coupon. Tuesday: Scrounge because I'll be eating dinner at a WLSA happy hour. Wednesday:Chili Thursday:Black Bean Soup and Quesadillas Friday: Tuna Salad Sandwiches Saturday: Leftovers from the week? Total for this week: $79.78 … [Read more...]