This is the week where the rubber meets the road in my challenge preparations. My grocery list for this week is in some ways the same as every week…some ways are profoundly different.
Still on the list…
Fresh Organic Fruits and Veggies (locally grown as much as possible)
Bulk nuts and grains
Organic Eggs (my chickens haven’t started laying yet this year)
Honey (we lost our last hive in the fall)
Missing from the list…
Veggie meats (Garden Burgers, hot dogs, and bologna)
Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard
Main meals will not be too much of a stretch for me but the convenience of things like granola bars and cereal will be more challenging. Trail mix will replace chips, homemade granola and grains cooked overnight will replace boxed cereals. Homemade nut milk will replace purchased Rice Milk.
I am searching for ways of buying from local farmers instead of the supermarket…although March is not a high time for farmer’s markets. We do have a grocery store that carries local produce, I will be asking my produce manager to point to in that direction.
I have also started greens in my sunroom with the hopes of maybe harvesting at least a small amount of fresh baby greens next month.
I am excited, the kids don’t care one way or the other, hubby is skeptical…we will see if a modern family can really eat ‘real foods’ for a month!
There are two things that I have me worried…pasta and ketchup.
Can I make my own pasta and live without Heinz Ketchup?
We will see…