Oh boy. Is it only the 12th? Help me. This is hard. Food is getting scarce around these parts. I am really doing my best to use it up and make do, but soon we are going to be eating quinoa and water only because that's about all I have left! Well, that's an exaggeration, but just a tiny one. I had to go back to the store today for a few items in order to create meals out of what is left.
In the next few days we will be having Quinoa Pesto, Louisiana Red Beans & Rice, Pinto Beans and Fried Potatoes and the Chipotle recipe for Black Beans with cornbread. I have no meat left. We ate the last of the venison steak we had in the freezer from last year. I spent $21 at the grocery and I will need milk tomorrow. I bought a 10 pound bag of potatoes because those will go a long way and I still have 1/2 of my Costco size bag of pinto beans. If need be we can have Pinto Beans 101 ways! I gave myself $200 at the beginning of the month and I think I only have about $20 left!! I am not going to make it to month's end on that $20.
These 12 days have seemed like a month. I just want to go to the store and buy what I want! I want it, I want it, I want it!! (This is me throwing a temper tantrum!) I guess I am finding out I am spoiled. I pretty much buy whatever I want, whenever I want. So blessed. So much to eat, so much variety, so many choices, so easily available! I can go to 1 of 10 stores within 10 minutes and get choice, organic, beautiful food. What if I was my great-grandmother who had to grow her own food and butcher her own chickens, mill her own wheat (oh wait, I already do that- I am kinda crunchy is some ways!)
I'm feeling extra hippie and healthy today. I did 5.5 miles on the elliptical, did my Total Gym workout, I am dehydrating almonds as we speak and I had 2 Green Smoothies today (along with some Dove Milk Chocolate Caramels and a handful of Chex Gluten-Free Muddy Buddies - gotta keep the balance).
So, if you have any fabulous, can't live without pinto bean recipes, please send them my way!! June 1st is a loooooong way off!
P.S. - I won Maria's Giveaway at Infinite Whimsy!! So excited!! June can't come soon enough for me to spent that Anthro gift card!!