I have A MILLION pictures from Seattle and will definitely talk about that later this week. I still need to upload and organize all those bad boys. So until then…
I love seeing what peoples grocery carts look like so I decided to do a little run down on mine. I also pride myself in being pretty responsible with my cash money and this loot only cost $35.70. As a full disclaimer I have a sweet potato, butternut squash, 1 sausage, and 1 steak already at my house. Also as you can see I broke into the chips and guacamole before the groceries even got put away : ) This was a little different than my normal trips because I am getting a juicer!!!! I would like to introduce you to my brand new Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain. Swoon.Hello beautiful. In preparation for this beauties arrival (which should be today, best birthday present ever, thanks Mom!!) I bought 2lbs of carrots, 2lbs of apples, 3 giant cucumbers, 1 lb of celery, and a big bunch of collard greens (I wanted kale but they were out). I suppose I could also use those tomatoes… Oh the possibilities are endless.
While I was in Seattle, Sarah and I went to my very first juice bar and I just fell in love.I landed on “The Ultimate” and Sarah got “The Ginger Zap” – I tried both and have ZERO complaints. I also have some fresh basil at home from when Brennan came over! I bet that could add some fun flavor! A little Italian juice : )I’m seriously salivating at the idea of being able to make myself pressed juice every morning for breakfast. It is a good thing my roomie wakes up around the same time I do because I am going to guess this 700 watt puppy will not be quite : )
I did a little cooking yesterday after stocking up on all those amazing vegetables. For starters I cooked up a cup of red quinoa in chicken stock. The main dish was 1 container of tofu, 1/2 large red onion, 1 package mushrooms, and 4 leafs of collard greens. I am going to say this will last about 4 meals. The quinoa probably longer.I cooked everything with some spicy mustard and white cooking wine. I let the wine reduce by half and voila! I was a slow poke with cutting vegetables and just taking my sweet time in general so this meal actually took about 45 minutes to make. If you weren’t busy snapping pictures and posing your groceries before putting them away I would say this would take about 20 (quinoa is typically just a bring to boil and simmer for 15 kind of seed).Finally I would like to announce that yours truly is now officially half way between 20 and 30. Kinda scary. I am no longer a “young twenties” I am a mid twenties. How in the world is 30 as close at 20 right now?!? What a year. I love presents so if you feel like sending me some baked goods, chocolate, butterflies, whatever let me know and I’ll send you my address : )
Q: Do you have a juicer? Any good recipes to share?
Q: What was your last big birthday?
Q: How much do you spend a week on groceries?