Sunday, October 2, 2011

Food Goodness

Today was an exciting food day. For one, I have begun being able to digest it normal again after being plagued with a stomach bug much of the weekend. It was messy and depleted me wholly and sent me to the hospital and left me gasping for Gatorade.
This afternoon, feeling a bit stronger and knowing the family needs food, I went grocery shopping and was so very happy to see my favourite fall foods were plentifully there-- and on sale. This is a major joygasm for me, as it happens so rarely.
I picked up 10 boxes of stuffing (I think box stuffing's the best!), a huge butternut squash, jumbo yams, orchard pears, and the usual weekly staples. I bought enough for our week's meals (pre-planned) and was happily surprised at the checkout when the total was $120. Since being pregnant, our grocery bill has creeped closer and closer to $200/ week. This week I was able to get everything we needed (come on, who doesn't need 10 boxes of stuffing?), and a handful of extra treats for me, all because I bought mostly things on sale. And with fall harvest in full swing down south, some of the most delicious produce is on sale.
To celebrate, I have a big honkin' pot of butternut squash soup on the stove. It is presently simmering before I puree it, let it sit overnight, and then we'll dive in tomorrow (day-old soup is far better than just-made soup).

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Day old soup is definitely better! Glad to hear that you are on the mend and that your appetite is coming back.

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