This week I really switched things up and bought a few things I wouldn’t normally buy.
I bought a casaba melon, which is kind of a cross between a honeydew and cantaloupe. It was marked at $6. Here is what it looks like cut up.
I bought okra, which I have never cooked with before. I only tried deep fried okra at college once. It was not great. But I saw a basket and thought I’d try it on my own. The basket of okra was marked at $7. I’m cooking it as I type with tomatoes and onion. We’ll have it tonight with rice and chicken. Here is what it looks like right now, a little steamy.
I went back to the peaches, they were $4 this week.
I picked out a jar of seedless red raspberry jam, which I sampled after I took the picture on a pb and j sandwich. Yummy! It was $4.
I also bought zucchini again this week and since I still had some left from last week, I shredded it all and froze five cups of it. I thought about baking a bunch of bread or muffins but it’s 95-100 degrees here right now. I decided against it and figured I’d wait until it cools off a little bit. I also don’t have any applesauce, and I want to use that in place of oil to make healthier stuff. I also might get whole wheat flour instead of white. The zucchini was priced at $4.
So, a totally new experience with the okra and casaba melon, which is part of the reason I signed up for the CSA anyway, so I’m glad there was some newer items this time. All in all, I saved $10 by being a part of the CSA.
We’re heading to MN on Thursday night and coming back Saturday night, so we won’t get any CSA items next week. I will try to post my entry about Grandma and Grandpa Finke’s house later this week.
Also, Jeff and I have decided not to have any sweetened (artificially or naturally) beverages for the month of August and I made it through the first week pretty easily. So, this is what I’ve been drinking a lot of. It is a lot more fun to drink out of a fancy glass.