by Brigitte. I like to read and write about Christian faith and a variety of subjects. I live in Canada.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Shopping at Costco vs. the Working Poor Diet
This week there was this article in the Edmonton Sun. Some people are trying to live healthily one month on $80.00 per person for food costs. That's their challenge. I am watching their blog (see sidebar). Maybe, I'll try and make my own taco's some time.
Of course, one notices a lot of beans and lentils, which obviously are very good for you, but can be too much of a good thing fairly quickly. I have been through a phase of cooking pots worth of beans and freezing portions, which ground-up even went into cookies (actually was very good). Too bad family always has to rebel against such diets. (What is their problem?)
Instead, I shopped at Costco today (it has been a while) and I won't tell you how much I spent. But the only junk was diet Pepsi and frozen pizza, in case Andrea has company. Oh, ya, and chocolate chips for cookies.
We eat a lot of pureed vegetable soup in the winter. You can keep a few liters in a container in the fridge. Start with a little bit of butter and onions and then add all the rest of the vegetables. Very tasty. However, Martin does get tired of this, too, and what happens next is, he goes and does his own grocery shopping. Then we get a lot of German wieners and other sausage. -- Now a little bit of the wieners would be good in a pot of lentils...