Sunday, June 28, 2020
Menu Plan: June 28 - July 4
This is what a two to three month grocery trip for a family of 10 looks like. (You can only see part of the bag past the blue freezer bag, but it's there, and there are two other freezer bags that aren't as visible behind the cooler).
We did our big Spokane trip yesterday, though we got a later start than we planned. Our goal had been to leave by 8:30, and it was closer to 10:30. We arrived home at about 6:45 and did the big unload of groceries, making sure the freezers were inventoried properly as things went in them, and made dinner. This is why you shouldn't glare at a big family for shopping big. Some of this will last a couple months, some of it will last just this week or the next. As we do not have a Fred Meyer, a Cash and Carry, a Trader Joe's, or any Arabic markets here, we go every two to three months and stock up quite a bit. We bring a cooler, insulated freezer bags, loads of freezer packs and take almost the whole day.
Anyway, the delightful surprises on this trip were that my favorite kosher salt which has been unavailable for the past three months was at the Cash and Carry, so I bought five five pound boxes, and that I found prepackaged shabboura at one of the Arab markets. Only plain, but still it was there, and I bought two large packages. We also found a nine ounce bottle of Aleppo pepper at almost half the price of what I normally pay.
- Sunday - Feast of Saint Irenaus of Lyons
Breakfast: Toasted Bagels with Cream Cheese, Olives, Radishes, Cucumbers, Grapes, Milk and Coffee
- Monday - Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Breakfast: Croissants with Fried Eggs, Sausage Patties and Cheese, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Baked Penne with Meat Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella, Salad, Garlic Bread
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Brown Sugar, Tea and Honey
Dinner: Marinated Greek Pork, Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese and Fresh Dill, Miracle One Egg Cake with Lime Curd
Breakfast: Fatayir bil Joubneh, Kalamata Olives, Hot Chocolate and Coffee
Dinner: Falafel, Khoubz Araby, Green Hot Sauce, Taratoor, Olives and Veggies
Breakfast: Honey Yogurt with Frozen Blueberries, Toast, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Dan Dan Noodles, Fruit Plate
- Friday - Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle and First Bishop of India
Breakfast: Ful, Shabourra, Sliced Syrian Cheese, Radishes and Olives, Tea with Honey
Dinner: Hummus*, Baba Ghanooj, Khoubz Araby, Fattoush*
- Saturday - Independence Day
Breakfast: Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Bacon, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Ham with Mustard Rosemary Crust, Salt Potatoes, Thyme Roasted Carrots, Sparkling Pink Lemonade, Blueberry and Raspberry Custard Pie
Linking to Menu Plan Monday