I went shopping today and as always it went hand in hand with planning our menu for the next week. Doing this saves money and reduces waste.
First, the menu:
Sunday – Pizza
Monday – Tumeric chicken, brown rice with carrots and peas
Tuesday – Baked potatoes with refried beans and salad
Wednesday – Celery soup
Thursday – Hamburgers and salad
Friday – Spicy mexican quinoa
Saturday – Salmon with sweet potato chips and balsamic roasted tomatoes
The fruit bowls are empty.
I emptied out the drawer of the crisper and cleaned it out. This is what we have left from last week.
The beetroot are from the garden and store well for an extended period of time in the crisper. I finished the last of the cucumber at lunchtime.
Today I bought bananas, apples, mushrooms, cucumbers and capsicum. That is all I need for the rest of the week as we also have about half a lettuce in a container, millions of cherry tomatoes growing in the garden, potato and sweet potato in the cellar and frozen peas. There are also packs of sliced and diced onion in the freezer.
I had a few things on my list to get at Aldi but that was in the opposite direction to which we were headed today so I have decided to leave that until the middle of the week.
I have spent less than $15 on fruit and vegetables for the week.