8.12.2008

Settling In

During my super busy early summer, I didn't do much grocery shopping, just coasted on what I had stored up, with occasional supplemental vegetables and prepared items. Things have slowed down considerably (yay!), so this evening I went grocery shopping. That leisurely, wandering down the aisles, impulse grocery shopping. It generally turns out expensively, so I don't do it often, but I try to keep an eye on a couple things -- perishables vs. non-perishables (limit impulse buying of the former, no limit really needed on the latter) and how are my backup stores doing currently and what would I like to have to fill in the gaps?
I enjoyed myself, got a giant bin of blueberries at Costco and some meat to freeze. I plan to make a sweet couscous dish with peanut butter and soy milk and I have tons of mushrooms and some ground bison to make some spaghetti sauce (will freeze smaller portions this time!), but forgot a couple cans of tomato sauce.

Oh, that reminds me. I forgot to brag about the great cookbook that Jeri gave me for hosting her for Denvention. Since she's from Seattle, she appropriately got me Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen. I had seen Tom Douglas smack down Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America and really look forward to making some of his slightly Asian influenced recipes.

3 comments:

brenda013 said...

Don't forget to mark the good ones so that when I visit, you can try them out on me! :-)

belsum said...

Ooh, let me know if you find any good tomato recipes. I've got two plants this year and they're already going bananas. I sent a ton home with my mom this morning and I still have nearly an entire snack bowl full. And plenty of nearly ripe ones one the vine, ready to be picked in the next day or two.

Anne C. said...

I did just buy a bunch of great tomatoes from Costco, so yep, I can do that for you. :)