14 October 2009

Still too many darn potatoes

My 30 days of no grocery shopping ended Sunday, and much to my relief, PeaPod came to my door that morning with sacks and sacks of fresh, wonderful food. I immediately made a salad and spent the afternoon staring longingly at my green bananas, hoping they would ripen soon.

But I accomplished my goal, and I'm slightly proud of myself for not breaking down and going grocery shopping--although I did swing by Walgreens one afternoon to get more coffee (but that was allowed).

As odd as it was to not run out to the store, it was equally fun to dig through the pantry and get creative when it came to meals. I rediscovered the joy of baking (did you know that flour+water+yeast+salt=bread--LOL) and have a new appreciate for being able to actually find something in the fridge.

I'm not sure if I'll go through another 30 days without my friends at Costco or Harris-Teeter, but I have a feeling I'll be less inclined to grab the car keys whenever the first pass through the fridge doesn't satisfy me.

BTW, I still have too many potatoes, but at least I now have a few recipes for using them, and a new appreciation for how really simple yet filling they are.


Liana Laverentz said...

Cream of Potato soup is really good this time of year, and uses up a bunch of them!

Liana Laverentz

Unknown said...

KEENA--funny! I so rarely buy potatoes, but I was raised on them, cooked every which way possible, because they were the cheapest things you could buy. Now, the price of potatoes per pound astounds me!I guess I've substituted pasta for potatoes. Celia

LK Hunsaker said...

What a great experiment! An easy potato recipe we like:

Boil cut up potatoes with a cut up sausage link (not breakfast size but one of the 1 lb links) then throw in cabbage at the last minute for a great easy soup. Season as you like, of course.