Yay groceries! Here’s what I got this afternoon:
Total cost: $23!! That brings the week’s grocery total up to $35, leaving me with $5 of wiggle room for the rest of the week :-).
I stopped into the gourmet market by my apartment on the way home to pretend to shop so that I could get samples of cheese, Portuguese sweet bread, and toast dipped in fancy olive oil. We all know how much I love my free food!
While almost getting into several fistfights trying to maneuver my way through the grocery crowd shopping, I was on the phone complaining to my mom about NY living. I want three things that are impossible here: (1) my own apartment, (2) a car to drive to places like, say, the grocery store, and (3) grocery store aisles wider (just slightly, that’s all I ask) than my hips. I’ve been here for 8 1/2 years, and I’ve had enough!! Except that I have 1 1/2 years left of grad school …
I got home and went to town preparing lunch for the week (details to come tomorrow) and dinner for tonight. I had a teeny bit of Belkis’ beans left in the fridge (I froze the other half), so I mixed them with 1/2 cup pumpkin and 1/3 cup guacamole to increase the volume to my liking:
With butternut squash seeds, grated homemade cheddar, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a dollop of yogurt:
For dessert, I had 1/4 cup cream cheese frosting (greek yog, part-skim ricotta, vanilla, maple cream, cinnamon, raisins, unsweetened coconut) with a few strawberries for dipping:
And now it’s just about bedtime! I have a long day planned for tomorrow (5am gym + work + 1st class (blech) + commute home until 9pm), so I’m trying out some earplugs because this is Brooklyn, walls are thin, and most people over the age of six are still awake now. Maybe I will get some good sleep!
What do you wish you could change about where you live?