Midweek Munchies: What RIFT
is contributing for the week
I had a relatively short list for Safeway yesterday, but still managed
to bring home 80$ worth of food! And today after sharing a late lunch
with my Significant Other at the Mongolian Grill (yum: veggies!) we
went to the Thursday Farmers Market! (yum: more veggies!)
Some coke, and my usual lunch fixings, granola bars,
hummus and chips. Some oranges and an apple
for Tegan the guinea pig. And a bag of dried mixed fruit
for both of us.
After that, almost everything I vaguely wanted was on sale, so I tried
to stock up.
From the frozen isle, I got some green beans, broccoli tops,
tater tots, Morning Star crumbles and "steak" strips.
My SO had bought a few bags of the strips, and I accidently opened
one the other day, thinking it was crumbles. I don't remember being
terribly impressed the first time I tried the strips, but this time
I've apparently been addicted. haha. Too bad they're so expensive:
on sale they were 3$/bag. sheesh.
Filling the pantry with the staples: whole wheat pasta, rice,
a bunch of dry vege soup mixes, and some couscous of
the pine nut flavor, yum. Also got a new kind of vege bouillon,
the Better Than Bouillon brand... I read that it's vegan, and I tried
it out with some pasta as soon as I got home from the store. It
tastes good, a bit on the strong side, I'll have to use less next time.
(tho I may have misread the directions. that would be completely
typical of me.)
And some odds and ends. Karo because corn syrup on corn bread
is just crazy, but I like it. Dry lemonaide mix because I am
sick of drinking plain water, and some cran-raspberry juice
because it just sounded good.
When I was searching in vain for my soy nut butter (curse them for
dropping yet another of my regular products), I happened upon a can of
Amy's No Chicken Soup. hum, it says vegan so I'll give it a
go. Expensive at 2.30$ humph.
The quick run to the farmers market cost 13$. We got more golden
potatoes, zucchini, a huge cucumber, and a good
bunch of basil leaves.
SO's mission for tomorrow is to bring home some pine nuts...
I can't wait to make some pesto sauce!!
The Chocolate Lady