I’m eating Campbell’s Tomato Bisque, which is very lackluster, to say the least. Our new practice of meal-planning in advance has left me much more disciplined about what I’m eating and about my impulse buys, so last week when I was having a craving for tomato soup for lunch, I filed it away and decided that I’d work it into the budget this week. I clipped all of the coupons for soups from last Sunday’s paper and yesterday, we hit the Wally World and I began to scour the tomato soups. You’d be surprised how many have chicken stock in them. However, the Tomato Bisque didn’t, and I like creamy soups, so I got some. I taste the following: salt, sugar, and nasty congealed clumps of soup. I added SIX packets of pepper to try to perk it up. Campbells, what the hell? This is NOT mmm mmm good.
Here’s the salad I made from the leftover veggie fajitas last week:
It was so good that I was regretting that I made actual tortilla-fajitas the night before!
Joey has requested a reappearance of the fajitas this week, so we’ll be doing them again. He also wanted a repeat of the falafel, so I’ll be tweaking the recipe some and then re-doing that one too. I’m really loving meal-planning; it give lots of opportunity for incorporating new recipes and we’ve come out under grocery budget for the last two weeks. AND, we haven’t eaten out ONCE!
Friday night was a partial dinner win:
That, my friends, is a homemade veggie pizza! However, we were in a rush, so I used a recipe I found for crust that didn’t involve yeast, and we ended up with a VERY dense, cardboard-y crust that I wouldn’t redo ever. I may have screwed it up by making it 1/2 whole wheat flour, but I didn’t want to ingest that much white flour. The mozzarella was also of import; it was a tiny ball (“perfect for two” it said on the wrapper) that we bought at Trader Joe’s. It was unbelievable. Part of what I’m learning about this frugality/healthy eating journey is that sometimes it’s worth it to splurge a little for just a tiny amount of “the good stuff.” This was definitely worth it.
FITNESS UPDATE: Joey and I are heading back to the gym today. We went a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve both been under the weather since and we’re feeling much better now. We’re going to try to get to the gym at least three times a week, and I really want to make a concerted effort to practice yoga twice a week right now. My in-laws bought me a starter kit that has a yoga mat, block, strap, and a 90-minute DVD, so I want to get crackin’ on that:).
Oh, and EPIC OATMEAL WIN!:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup soymilk
- 1/2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 TBSP PB
- 1 packet Splenda
Fan-freaking-tastic. I let it sit for about four hours and just ate it cold and it was like a dessert, seriously! I’m all about that now!