1. I spent a whopping $83.47 on human food this week, and $33.34 on dog food. Most of the human haul was from Costco, and I can’t stand going there, so I tried to get as much stuff as possible during this one Sunday morning trip. A lot of it was baking supplies (oats, honey, shredded coconut, dates), and raw almonds because I am going to try making my own almond milk. I hope that this will end up saving me time, money, and gas in the coming weeks. I also downgraded our Costco membership from the Executive to the Gold Star. Does anyone buy enough to make Executive membership worthwhile? Tell me your secrets.
2. I took a chunk of time this weekend to clean out the fridge and freezer. This was not on my list, but I discovered that my chest freezer had defrosted and I lost everything in it, so it became necessary. I don’t really want to talk about it. I’m still processing the loss. Plus it was gross. But it was good, in a way, because now I know exactly what I have.
3. I made this great carrot and lentil soup that was recommended by my friend Alison. I didn’t have enough red lentils for the recipe, so I made do with green lentils. I also added a rubbery parsnip from the depths of my crisper. I have eaten it twice so far, and it tastes much better than my regular Compost Soup.
That’s all for now. I’m about to get on a plane for work in a few minutes. Stay tuned for Monique Makes Do In Montreal!