Friday, August 15, 2008

Catching Up

At my sister's request, I finally have added back our cooking links. Please let me know if they are any good ones that I'm missing and you'd like to have up there. I'm sure I missed some. I'd be happy to add more.

My rotating the same meals about every two weeks did not work out for us. Maybe this was because I tried to start right before our move. I don't know. But it was helpful in that I am finally figuring out what our family eats weekly and in what amounts. Which means that even though my meals may vary, the ingredients and the shopping list stay pretty standard.

I've also learned to stick to Aldi's for most of our stuff. I can't swing the prices at the other stores around here. At least so far. There are lots of little side markets that I'd like to try: Billy's Fruit Market and Pan's Foods to name a few. They intrigue me. But I'm too much of a wimp to venture in on my own.

Maybe when my mom comes back to visit...

3 comments:

Gina Marie said...

Anne, in the Chicago area if you can find a "Street Name Produce Market" or "Area Name Fruit/Vegetable Market" or especially an actual City Fresh Market, SHOP THERE before you go any where else for produce, meats, and cheeses. They tend to be smaller but for raw ingredients, they're great--also for dried beans, flour, sugar. It's fresh and much cheaper than Jewel, Dominicks, or even the occasional Meijer. Also, dried spices are cheaper. I don't know why, but if it's not manufactured by McCormick and it's in a bag, possibly with a non-Anglo name on it, they're just less expensive.

Anne said...

Thanks for the advice! You might have given me enough encouragement to venture in on my own!! :o)

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