Showing posts from October, 2011

Farmer's Market

Today my dd and I went to our farmer's market. This was the last Friday morning for the season and will start Sunday afternoon November and December. We knew some of our favorite vendors were not going to be participating on Sundays so we wanted to see them one last time this season. The gentleman that we get our goat cheese from was their. He had not been there for a few weeks so asked about his health. He had had a health scare but is doing better now. We purchased one container as I needed to save my money for our apple lady. She had the last of her apples for the season today so we bought a box of granny smith apples and we will have to make them last.

Here is what we purchased:

1 box of apples = $30.00
1 container goat cheese + $6.00
2 peppers = $2.00 (kinda expensive but these are huge)
2 kholrabi = $3.00
7 tomatoes = $3.00
1 bag of kettle corn for dd = $2.00

Not bad for the end of October.

Meal Planning for Oct 23-29

Here is the plan for this week:

Breakfast: choice of: cereal, eggs/toast, oatmeal, toast with peanut butter, zucchini or pumpkin bread
Lunches: choice of: meat sandwich, peanut butter and jelly or leftovers
Dinners: soup and grilled cheese
salmon, boiled potatoes, carrots
chicken, noodles, veggie
beef tips, mashed potatoes, veggie
steak, sweet potatoes, broccoli
baked pasta, salad

At the farmer's market, Friday, I got: potatoes, cucumbers and apples. I still have a lot of homecanned pears from last year. I also have taken out of the deep freeze puree pumpkin and shredded zucchini to make loaves for snacks and breakfast.

Indian Summer again ... ?

It seems like our weather can not make up its mind. mid 70's then mid 50's then back to mid 70's. No wonder I am not feeling well. The next couple of days will be mid 70's then around Thursday it will be mid 50's again. It makes it hard to plan a menu also. I will be back with the menu in just a few minutes.

This Year is Flying

October 15 is here and I feel like it just started. A little more than two months until Christmas and I have barely started. The next couple of days will be spent thinking about possible gifts and money goals for the season.

I am not feeling well so off to bed I go. More later.