Dinner last night was a quick grab whatever from the fridge night, and then we went to the gym.
The fiance had leftover peanut noodles, and I made this
Whole wheat spaghetti, chickpeas, broccoli, tomatoes, olives, and parm on top. I love olives, and the fiance hates them, so I’ve got to commit to make it through this can, or I’ll feel like I’m being wasteful.
This morning I had one of the muffins from last night, plus coffee and half a nectarine (the fiance got the other half)
The muffins are sooooo good! This was the first time I used whole wheat pastry flour in them, and I think it gave them a nicer texture.
After dropping off the fiance (have I ever explained this? My fiance works about an hour outside of Portland, and takes a vanpool there. We have two cars, but his hasn’t been driven on a regular basis in two years, and is parked in our old neighborhood, uninsured. So I get to drive him to the van and pick him up every day. With no traffic, it’s a 20 minute round trip. But in the evening there’s always traffic…), I went to Safeway.
They had cheap meat there, and we were out of chicken and ground beef. Plus they had a $10 off when you spend $50 thing going on, so I worked hard to make sure the total was there. I didn’t think it’d be that hard, but it was! Mostly because a lot of their fruit wasn’t so good. They had local organic peaches and nectarines on sale, but I gave them the sniff test and they didn’t smell like fruit at ALL. Lame. I didn’t want flavorless fruit, so I just got grapes and bananas. Here’s my massive amount of groceries
- 4 lbs 90% lean ground sirloin
- 4 lbs frozen boneless skinless chicken
- a little over 2 lbs green grapes
- 2 lbs carrots
- Whole Wheat hamburger buns
- 2 onions
- 2 heads of broccoli
- 2 cans of albacore tuna
- 18 eggs
- giant thing of coffeemate (the fiance takes it to work and puts it in his coffee)
- 1 lb turkey lunch meat (for the fiance’s lunch)
- 8 puddings (again, fiance’s lunch)
- 2 jars of alfredo sauce
- 2 lbs of Tillamook cheddar
- 2 lbs bananas
- 3 boxes of whole wheat pasta
- 1 gallon of milk
And I spent $43 (I kept a list of how much everything cost while I was shopping to make sure I had enough to get the $10 off). Not bad considering there’s 9 pounds of meat! Plus the cheese, and the lack of whole wheat buns on sale. (The ones I got are Franz, who I don’t trust since the time I bought whole wheat bread with high fructose corn syrup in it from them. Who does that?! I scrutinize my bread labels now)
And now I’ve been tackling my monster to do list
Vacuum has been on my list for a good week solid now. Whoops. But it’s only 10:45 and I’ve got a good chunk crossed off. And that’s without putting things like “eat” on it. Which I sometimes do 🙂 (It feels good to cross things out! Shower goes on the list somedays too)
I make lists for everything-I think it helps me get things done. Although sometimes I use writing the list as a way to procrastinate… Are you a list maker?