2012.01.12 Thursday already

This week is sure flying by…we set ourselves a challenge to NOT go to Wal-Mart for a whole month. It’s just too easy to go there and drop a hundred bucks or more and not come home with anything worthwhile. So far so good…we haven’t been to Wal-Mart since December 29th.

In addition, we have decided to see how long we can go on our food supply before going to the grocery store. The biggest challenge is going to be fresh greens for salads…so I have a couple of jars of sprouts going. I used the last of the carrots and radishes from our garden yesterday.  I also checked over the butternut squash in the basement and steamed and milled five containers of that…yum!

Today I made some noodles and did some “grocery shopping” in the basement…we’re kind of in a good place right now because we had stocked up on lots of condiments and staples…I guess when we run out of those things, we’ll have to figure out how to make them or make do without. Being a locavore will be harder for Kenton because he has such a sweet tooth…right now he’s thankful for the bags of chocolate chips that I bought (and never used) for Christmas baking.


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