I’m sure if there’s anyone reading today, they’ve noticed a few changes here on the blog. Not surprisingly, I did not advance to the next round in Project Food Blog. I took it a lot harder than I thought I would…I was actually crying a couple times last night about it. Silly, I know. I was also tempted to writing a scathing rant all about how the blogging world favors the younger, richer & most popular, but 24 hours later, I’m over it. I’ve been toying with the idea of redoing the look of the blog, but I wanted to wait until I was eliminated from the contest before I did anything. And now that I’m out, I can revamp my site. Already today I’ve gone through 3 different themes, although I think I’ve settled on one. At least for the time being, anyway.
We did the grocery shopping this morning, although we went to the farmers market first (and I didn’t even need eggs this time!). I was on the lookout for meat, and I thought I’d try a new vendor this time:
When the Brookings Farmers Market website was updated earlier this year, Dakota Natural Beef was listed as one of the new vendors for this year. However, I’ve only seen them there a couple of times, and this morning, I decided to take a chance. I felt bad, because out of the 4 or 5 things I asked the guy for, all he had was ground beef and steaks:
The bambino has been asking for steak every time I ask what he wants for dinner, and we haven’t had it for awhile. And I do like a good ribeye. Plus, I’ve been craving a baked potato, and nothing goes better with a nice juicy steak than a fluffy baked potato drowning in butter. I spent more than I’d planned, but it’s okay. We’re good on meat for awhile.
I also spent much more at the grocery store than my usual $40:
I think I’ve become addicted to this stuff. It’s like crack to me now, and much as I like Chobani, I think I’m eating Fage for as long as I can get it in Brookings! The big tub of it is for some yogurt waffles I’m going to make tomorrow morning–It’s also an excuse to use up more oats. I’m also planning on making an apple-pecan coffee cake as well as some muffins:
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, to be exact. Since I’ll have time to kill Monday before my pedicure, I’ll see about posting recipes then. Right now, I need to take my child for a walk, go unload my dishwasher, and find my stracciatella recipe, and get to work on making a light dinner. We’ve eaten out every night this week, and I am determined to break that pattern tonight.