After that epically boring list yesterday, I am going to cut right to the chase. Today was day four. It is 8:18 PM and everyone in my house is in bed, including my exhausted husband. (Starting school is hard on teachers too.) So, there is no menu plan happening. Here is your update.
I bought 2 dozen eggs today from my friend with chickens for $5.
Here are some meals we’ve eaten. Last night we had this.
This is Summer Salad with Cumin-Crusted Salmon and brown rice cooked in broth. Have you used Allrecipes.com before? If you haven’t, you should start. (I don’t work for them or anything, nor do I subscribe. I just use their free service and love it. You can type in the ingredients that you have and VOILA, recipes with those ingredients will appear. I found this salmon recipe by entering “Salmon and cilantro.”
Folks, I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best and possibly easiest salmon I’ve ever made. ALL my kids DEVOURED it. I used ALDI wild caught Salmon, which is usually $5.99 a lb. With the other ingredients I used, I’d estimate this whole meal for all 5 of us cost between $12-14. It was really good and had all real food ingredients that I had on hand. (Well, I might have substituted a few obvious ones, but basically . . . ) Yippee.
Sorry these pictures are so unglamorous, but here at The Poorganic Life, you get the bowl just as it appears the minute I remember to take a picture of it–melty ice scooped from my daughter’s bowl and all. This is was tonight’s dinner of crockpot vegetarian chili (all organic) with organic mixed veggies and homemade cornbread. I have NO guess on how much it cost since the veggies and some of the beans were hand me downs from a friend’s freezer, but I’d put the whole meal at $5-6. The kids ate it, so that is a win.
I don’t have any pictures of breakfast or lunch, but it has just been cereal, oatmeal, bananas, peanut butter, eggs, and sandwiches with fruit. One disappointment is that the kids don’t really seem that crazy about my homemade Lara bars, but then I recalled that they weren’t really too enthusiastic about the $2 a bar kind either. So anyway, live and learn. We grown-ups like them, so that’s enough for us.
I wish I could finish off this post with something clever or funny, but it is raining so peacefully and the house is so quiet that I’m lulling myself to sleep, so good-night my fair readers. Without you, I would be muse-less. Maybe tomorrow there will be meal plans.