We’ve been having wonderful spring mornings, and I love to sit out on the deck with my coffee and do my school work, or just look out at the green grass. My lilac bush is blooming, and my parsley, which I planted last year, is growing like a weed. I had no idea that it would last through the winter.
A new store opened nearby, and I took a field trip there on Saturday afternoon.
Look at these amazing strawberries:
Which I made into a strawberry chocolate smoothie:
I found these bags of freeze dried fruit:
Kind of fluffy and sweet. The whole bag had 35 calories and contained one ingredient – pineapple. This would be good for travel.
They sell these dried green beans in the bulk department – these are really good:
I’m embarrassed to say that I have no idea what food costs in a grocery store. If I see something that looks good, I buy it. My reasoning is that if it is healthy, and I eat it and don’t waste it, it is worth whatever it costs. Sometimes I do notice prices, when they are high, like a jar of almond butter for $12.00 or a pound of cherries for $8.00. I do have my limits, but in general I don’t look at the prices.
Those organic strawberries cost $3.98, the pineapple bag was $1.50, and the dried green beans were $12.99 per pound, and the amount I got cost $3.50. There are a lot of dried green beans in a pound.
Looking at my receipt I see I spent $8.99 on stir fry vegetables. The package weighed 1.5 pounds, and there was no waste because the veggies were already cut up. I got two meals out of that. Organic bananas seem cheap – 69 cents per pound. A little package of organic raspberries was $5.99. One tomato, locally grown and weighing .68 pound, cost $1.35.
I should really look at these receipts more often so that I can see what the cost of food is. I don’t know – how do these prices sound to you?