Right now I am trying really hard to eat out less, use what we currently have in the pantry, and get better about not wasting the food we buy at the grocery store. We have so many odds and ends and a pretty full pantry, and yet with my busy work schedule we go out to eat most evenings, so we have been wasting money at the grocery store and at restaurants. Not cool.
Right now I have some mushroom broth simmering (mushrooms, onion, and some sweet bell peppers I found in the fridge) and I am making some gluten free pumpkin-chip muffins for breakfast this week. Tomorrow I will see if there are any other veggies that I need to get to ASAP. My step-mom brought me some kohlrabi from her CSA basket today so I need to figure out how to incorporate that into a meal this week.
We actually had a pretty huge moment today. I work at the toy store until noon on Saturdays and I usually come home and we either go out to eat or pick up some tacos. Today Andrew hadn’t eaten breakfast, the kiddo had been at a Harry Potter sleepover, *and* we had a few church work-related errands to run right after my toy store job. But we still went home and made lunch after running the errands instead of going out to eat! I know it’s a small step, but I am really excited and I am hoping to keep up the momentum.
Things I Love
Honey – this is a great site! Once you add an item to your cart the plug-in automatically tries every coupon it knows about so you can get the best deal! I saved $20.00 the first time I bought something online after signing up. | Strawberry daifuku! The Japanese grocery store made some recently and I only bought one, but they haven’t made any more and I am pretty much obsessed with this stuff now. I need some more! | Elderberry gummies. I also make elderberry syrup, but sparkling water hasn’t been sitting well with me recently. Elderberry gummies to the rescue! | I have been redecorating my office at work, and I was told I could paint the walls any color I like! I went with Behr’s Lilac Tan, and one wall has two coats of All That Glitters paint. I am about half-way done with painting, but I am loving the new color! | Simbi. I haven’t really gotten a chance to fully utilize this site yet, but it looks really promising. | Brewing kombucha! I have just started this, but am having a lot of fun.