I am aiming to spend as little as I can this month and this is forcing me to really think about the options I have for the ingredients we already have rather than adding them to the shopping list.
The last time I shopped for food of any sort was on January 22nd. Since then we have been eating from the stockpile.
Last week I had a few onions,mushrooms, carrots, capsicums and eggplant left in the fridge. We had stir fry for a couple of nights then we needed a break from all the eggplant and capsicum(these are the only thing growing in the garden and they are thriving). So I made a Beef Bourguignonne which is an odd dish to have at this time of the year but it was so very tasty and a great way to use up a few mushrooms and a couple of carrots.
On Saturday I went to the green grocer to top up our supply of fruit and vegetables.
I had set a maximum allowance of $15 per week to top up fresh fruit, vegetables and milk and this is the first time I have shopped since January 22nd. You can see below what I purchased and coming in at a total of $15.75 I am really happy with the result. I am sure I can make a weeks worth of meals from this lot.
Then for Sunday lunch and dinner I made a Salmon Flan. It is something I remember eating as a child but not something I had ever attempted. It was really easy and delicious as well and there is enough for lunch again tomorrow too. I will post the recipe later this week.
What have you been baking lately?