Monday, July 03, 2006

What's In Your Pantry? 2

Last week was a success. I used everything I bought, and I didn't have to go to the grocery store for anything else. That won't always be the case. In fact, that may be the first time it's ever happened. Maybe that's because I had this project in mind when I went, so I was more attentive than usual to making my list.

So, flush with the success of that first round, I'm ready to tackle week two.

Here's what I bought:

1 gallon fat-free milk*
2 48-oz. bottles canola oil (on sale 2/$4.00)*
3 ears sweet corn
6 bananas
green beans
2 lemons
1 onion*
orange juice

*these are restocking pantry items--I have no specific use for them, but know I will need them
I wasn't as well prepared this week. I went mainly because I was out of milk, so the other things I bought were either staple replenishment, or things I'm pretty sure I'll need for whatever I decide to make. By the same token, what I decide to make will depend to a certain degree on what I bought. I always buy fruit; what I buy depends on what's in season and on sale. It's pretty much the same with vegetables. I figure I can always use the green beans and zucchini (separately) with pasta.

I went fully expecting that I will have to go again later this week. I budgeted accordingly, and only spent about half what I planned to spend. That way, when I figure out what I want to do later, I can buy the rest of the ingredients I need. I know I'll need broccoli for a Fitfare recipe, but it didn't look so good when I was there; I hope it'll be better tomorrow.

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