Menu: January 24th-31st

We’re far outside of CSA season, but we still have a few squashes as well as other root vegetables to eat through, and we’re going to base the menu this week on eating through some of that, as well as keeping some of our go-to foods (tacos, pasta, etc.)

Here’s the plan:

  • Sunday: Hamburgers
  • Monday: Twice-Baked Potatoes with roasted carrots
  • Tuesday: Spaghetti with meatballs and vegetables
  • Wednesday: Pizza
  • Thursday: Fried Rice
  • Friday: Dinner with Trav’s step-dad
  • Saturday: IRA GLASS!
  • Sunday: We’ll be working opposite shifts, so it’s leftovers for us!

Grocery List:


  • Cheddar cheese ($11.69)
  • Cereal ($6.95)
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Tax

Top Foods

  • Pam
  • Tortillas
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes
  • sprouts
  • Ground Beef
  • cereal
  • monterey jack
  • frozen corn

For two weeks in a row, our local Top Foods has offered a specail “wallet-buster” deal where if you spend $50 or more in a single purchase, they’ll put a $10 credit into your “wallet” for a future purchase.  I have to say that I really admire the Top Foods marketing team.  Since joining their “Top Connect” program, my customer loyalty there has increased considerably!  Of course, it helps that I already liked the store.  I like that they label where their produce is from (and not just whether it’s from the US or not – a lot of times, their signage includes information on the actual farm that their apples came from).  I like that they have a good mix of gourmet/specialty ingredietns and basics.  I like that they have an onsite bakery and that their deli doesn’t blink when I ask for two or three ounces of proscuitto, sliced super thin.  Since joining their version of a club though, I have started shopping there more and more.  They used to have this 7-day pricing guarantee, which really made me feel good as a consumer.  They guaranteed that if any of your items went on sale within 7 days of your purchase, they’d give you a credit for the difference.  Although that has been discontinued, things like this weekend’s credit have spurred me to continue shopping there.  If they were to bring that guarantee back, I’d be a lifetime customer.


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