I don't have any excuses :( It's almost the whole thing of celery. We only ate a couple of pieces. I always have a problem with celery, that's why we rarely buy it. For the past couple of weeks I kept moving it around in a vegetable bin thinking of how to use it but ended up just wasting it. I wanted to cut and freeze it for soups and stews but never found time. I know it's not much of an excuse but it is what it is.
Other than that, we are doing OK. The problem is that I really don't want to cook lately. It's hot and I'm lazy...So we ate out couple extra times in July which put us way over budget in eating out category. Another reason why I wasn't into cooking last week is this:
I love pickles! Especially homemade. We buy cucumbers from a local farmer every year. It's actually been our third year to buy from her. Her cukes are delicious and not bitter and she always gives us a few pounds extra. Today husband will actually bring another half a bushel of each of cucumbers and beets from her. So more canning on my to-do list in the next couple of days...
But we can't afford to eat out any more, so our menu this week will be very simple:
Mon.- Russian crepes with homemade apricot jam (not simple but I'm craving them)
Tues.- dinner with my sister (her place)
Wed.-pasta with tomato sauce (last soccer game of the season)
Fr.- tuna sandwiches, salad
Sat.- hamburgers with all the fixings
Sun.- shrimp pasta, salad
What are you eating this week? Any easy and inexpensive ideas that you can share?
PS-I will link this post to the amazing Kirsten's blog The Frugal Girl and her Food waste Fridays.