Grocery Geek Reporting In

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This has been a good week for eating down the freezer. I think we gained a good foot of depth there by using up what we had. I’ve uncovered a few things I forgot we had.

We’re also saving some coin on groceries. I’ve been a stickler on eating out. Except for date night and FishPapa’s lunches, meals have been at home. Even on the nights when my meal plan went South.

That being said, I still bought a few things to add to the larder. Some of them I could have lived without, but c’est la vie.

Here’s the grocery geekiness. Sort of.


With fall’s arrival, I’ve had the itch to bake, so I stocked up on flour and sweeteners at Walmart. Also picked up a few odds and ends to fit the other meals in the plan. The go-gurts are our snack contribution for hockey.

Total spent $48

Abundant Harvest Organics

I confess I haven’t done a great job with the arugula and fennel in our box. This week I gave the fennel to the neighbor. The rest, I think we can manage: pomegranates, tarragon, hot peppers, apples, melon, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, kale, broccoli, potatoes, and lettuce.

Total spent $37

Not pictured: four gallons of milk $10.

Total spent this week $95

Monthly expenditures to date = $341

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  1. For a quick and easy way to use the fennel sometime, add it (sliced thin) to homemade cole slaw. It adds a nice fresh taste.

  2. what will you do with the pomegranates? I see them at our grocery sometimes, but I don’t really know what to do with them. I don’t necessarily want to prepare a special dish just to use them, but if I knew a way to use them in things I already cook I would get them.

  3. I make a fennel salad….sliced very thin with an orange vinaigrette and either sliced almonds or walnuts. When pomegrantes are in season, I will add that in also. It is very refreshing.

  4. Fennel is also good sliced thick and added to roasted vegetables (sweet potato, winter squash, carrots, parsnips, onion)

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