Week 6 Budget and Menu

The San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl XXIX troph...

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!! This is both a happy day and a sad day for me. I love football, so the Super Bowl is both a great celebration and a sad end to the season. We like to plan Super Bowl dinners that honor the teams playing, while also using sustainable, organic, local or ethically sourced foods! I’m excited about the teams this year. Although I grew up in Maryland (in the pre-Falcon years), I have to admit that I needed to Google “Baltimore foods” to find out what in the world is from Baltimore other than crabcakes. The results did not really impress me, so I’m sticking with crabcakes and Berger cookies, which I will make myself (recipe to come). San Francisco, on the other hand, had lots of possibilities and we will be using our garden greens for a great Asian-inspired stir fry.

Our Super Bowl week grocery shopping is always over budget and at $121.06, this year is no different. Another reason our shopping is higher? I’m adding tart cherries and tart cherry juice to my diet as an experiment to see if I can deal better with some early arthritis without medication. It is expensive, but certainly a tasty way to address a medical issue!

Budget

  • Locals Seafood (crabcakes): $20.00
  • Mae Farm (Boston butt, bacon): $33.80
  • Other farmers market (kale, apples): $7.00
  • Trader Joes (pot stickers, curry simmer sauce, tart cherry juice, dried tart cherries, pie crust, oatmeal frozen fruit, Ghiradelli chocolate, soy milk):$60.26

Menu

  • Sunday–NC crabcakes with stir fried winter greens, pot stickers, Berger cookies
  • Monday–white bean soup with chard and rosemary
  • Tuesday–Curried chicken over organic rice, greens
  • Wednesday–Carrot-ginger soup, salad
  • Thursday–Quiche with bacon and winter greens
  • Friday–Crock pot pork barbeque and collard greens
  • Saturday–Out for my birthday celebration!

Have a healthy and tasty week!

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