It’s great having a full day off—actually I took my day off for a change. Seems like the older I get the more time I spend working. That’s not the way it’s supposed to go, is it?
But, we’re both kind of tired and slept late today. For me that meant that I didn’t roust myself from bed until a few minutes after 7. And I was bummed. My favorite TV show was on last night at 10 p.m. I think I saw maybe 3 minutes of it—like maybe minutes 33-36 of the hour long broadcast of “Longmire”.
But this morning was kind of lazy. Mrs. CB had a short list for the grocery store where we shop weekly for produce–and we’re low on fresh summer vegetables. They have great produce that’s really reasonably priced. The rest of their stuff is pretty great too but tends to get a bit pricey, except for their feta cheese.
So here’s what we came home with:
A pretty good haul. It’s pretty much our usual purchase of produce. Zucchini, cucumbers, jalapenos, bell peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onion. And we’ll eat all of it.
We love zucchini on pizza, grilled, in salads, etc. We also love fresh cukes. I quit buying green bell peppers a while back. Jalapenos are a lot more enjoyable. Tomatoes and lettuce—well, for burgers or tacos or the “mega salads” we like to eat when I work until 9 p.m. And we go through a lot of yellow and red onions too.
The corn was on special—4 ears for $1 so we got some for the grill or for corn salad. And see the pineapple? It was $1.25 and perfect for a sweet, fresh fruit to snack on.
This isn’t organic vegetables or from a farmer’s market or anything else. It’s just regular old produce you can get at your local store–fresh summer vegetables. Make plans to use it and you will. It’s a lot better when it’s fresh rather than canned or frozen—or not bought at all. We’re not vegetarian, Cheap Bastid loves his meat but we love fresh vegetables with just about everything. Just about every day here is Veggie Day.
The Cheap Bastid Test: We’ll cook with all this, eat it raw and in 4 or 5 days use it all up. Total cost was $7 and that’s pretty cheap eats. Plus it’ll go into a bunch of other dishes that makes them tasty, healthier and cheap.
That’s the Cheap Bastid Way: Eat Good. Eat Cheap. Be Grateful!