Despite my required weekend trip to grab a few grocery items, my husband wanted me to go ahead and go to Sam's Club today. I keep a running list and try to go when I have enough items on it to justify it. I admit the list was getting long, but I didn't realize how long. Turns out he was right. Most of the items were bathroom and cleaning supplies -- so nothing exciting. I also came home with a bag of apples, a bag of onions, and some bell peppers. I did buy 4 large bags of cranberries, too. If all works out I will be canning his favorite cranberry sauce this weekend. I did take the time to go through and look for any bits and pieces before I decided on my final shopping list. I feel like we are pretty well stocked on most things, but I do need to pick up some stevia and soy milk from Aldi. Fortunately I can wait until this weekend todo that. In my bits and pieces I have about 1 more cup of mixed pasta, some opened Cheerios, some dry lentils, and some brown rice to use up. I'll try to incorporate them into meals as this week progresses.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Going with the Flow
I'm finding this mini-semester class to be quite time consuming. Before one section is finished the next is opened. Since the assignments are mostly essays I seemed to spend the first two weeks learning exactly what style my professor wants. However, I think I finally have the general idea now. Fortunately the class will be over the first week of December. Meals are staying on the simple side and I've been nibbling on a bowl of pasta salad for two days now. I have to admit to a weakness for pasta and especially pasta salad. I used up some lingering items to pull a simple one together. Some mixed pasta at the bottom of my pasta container, a lingering zucchini, 1/4 of a red onion, and a carrot along with 1/2 of a jar of chickpeas tossed in some quick dressing made a great salad. I served it with sliced tomato.