Day six- flunked

So we kind of failed. Its day six and we were having guests over so we went and got all kinds of things and are down $250. Now, if we dont eat out, and we dont go back next week we will be ok. I have definitely decided, and learned it is possible not to go to the market more than once a week. Although we already have three things on the shopping list.

We have lots of leftover barbecue chicken because our guests were vegetarians, which I forgot.

Barbecue sauce for one chicken. If you are going to grill, it is worth it to ask your butcher to remove the backbone for you. Most of the time, they are happy to do this for no extra charge and it cuts way down on cooking time...

1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp powdered ginger
1 finely chopped shallot

The longer it marinates, the better it will be, baste it as you go.


  1. Getting out of the daily shopping takes practice. I have also found that it is easier in the winter when you sort of expect to use frozen veges/fruit. I think that once you get use to thinking ahead you make sure you are stocked with the basics...pasta, what ever you make your sauces out of, rice, chicken broth and then you can pull meals out of thin air. In the summer i think trips to the farmers market and trips for milk and eggs shouldn't count! Now ad coupons to the supermarket trip and you will be all set!!!

  2. A huge part of my problem is the dry goods are stocked, but I am constantly running out of fruit, veg and dairy (I usually keep a lot of frozen meat around...)

    I hoping not to go again until next Sunday, we shall see.


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