I went to the grocery store around noon today. It wasn’t as bad as, say, the day before Thanksgiving. Heck, it wasn’t even all that bad for a Saturday afternoon. But still. I spent over $100. Apparently eating well is expensive.
I decided that along with a main dish and side dish, I’d make something for Sunday breakfast from the Five Ingredient·15 Minute cookbook. (That’s its real name. I know because it’s sitting right in front of me.) So, tomorrow morning, I’m having “baked eggs with Canadian bacon,” except that mine will be baked eggs with smoked ham. (Because that’s what the Canadian bacon smoked ham package says.) I made them around Christmas last year. They’re pretty good. It’s ham, a little Monterrey jack cheese and egg, baked in a muffin cup, then put on an English bagel.
For dinner tonight, I’m having “salmon with cucumber-tarragon sauce.” I’m supposed to use an Engllish cucumber, but the store didn’t have any! Poo! But I’m sure it’ll be good even with an American cuke. Now, I can understand Podunk, Iowa not having them, but c’mon! This is the Capital of the Free World! Of course, last year I would have just substituted a regular cucumber, because they’re less expensive. But this past summer I started using the English cukes, and they are well worth the extra money.
I may also make “sugared carrots,” which seems a little redundant, doncha think? I mean, carrots already have a lot of sugar.