This weekend was a good one! We enjoyed time with Mema and Grandpa, snuck in a night out with Prosecco and froyo (combo of champions), got out on the boat, hit up a friend’s birthday party and I even napped a little thanks to Kaitlyn’s new enjoyment of waking up throughout the night. I’m getting that under control right now though and grateful that it seems to be going really well!
By the way, that’s the best picture you can get when asking 3 toddlers to please stop eating cake to smile at the camera.
While restocking our fridge yesterday, I made the mistake of hitting up 3 different spots. I’m realizing I don’t have time for that anymore, but it’s frustrating that I can find everything I’m after at one spot. I can’t wait for our Whole Foods to open. #thingshealthnutssay I know it’s considered Whole Paycheck by many, but I can actually keep our bill lower there than I can bouncing around to all the different stores. Plus, a one stop shop with a baby and toddler in tow is much appreciated!
So, how’d this week fare?
I first hit up Josh’s Farmers Market.
I opted for the larger milk this week and returned 3 bottles I previously had (love that they buy back bottles!).
Then I headed to Lowe’s Foods because it was close by and I was impressed by their organic options at my last visit. (Click on image to make it larger)
I found most of what I needed, but they didn’t have organic steak that wasn’t frozen, Kerrygold butter or frozen breakfast burritos. I contemplated grabbing those items later in the week, but didn’t want to find time to fit in a return grocery store trip, so I made a quick run by Harris Teeter.
Grand Total: $163.94
My weekly bill seems to be trending upwards! I know the organic meats really add up quickly and I’m opting for fancy beers like Lagunitas, so it will be interesting to see where our monthly total ends up.
Last night I used a simmer sauce I’ve had in the pantry and found it pretty tasty for an easy weeknight dinner option
Plus sprinkling cilantro on anything makes it look fancy.
I’m looking forward to a crockpot meal tonight for ease and for coaxing fall to start heading our way. With football and Labor Day this coming weekend, I’m ready for some relief from the 90s and humidity!
Until then, you can find me eating my fill of farmers market tomatoes before they are replaced by apples and pumpkins.
What is your favorite summer food?