Pizza Party and Receipt Update

Cherry Pizza

This past Sunday, we had a few friends over for a pizza party.  Toppings included cherry, arugula and mascarpone (pictured and inspired by Readymade); anchovies, capers, olives, tomato sauce and mozzarella; fresh dill, feta and beets; and the works – olives, capers, scallions, mozzarella, tomato sauce and feta.  Thanks to friends for toppings and Jack Bishop for our go-to pizza dough recipe.

In terms of $$ spending, we used the last of our money from last week on a tiny block of feta.  This week, we”ve just spent $4 on eggs, flour and onions.   There have been a variety of work events that have provided some extra food to the household, so we’ve been using up our pantry and veggies from the fridge.  Probably doing some shopping tonight though.

Another Update on Spending

From Target (yes, I know)

  • Whole wheat pasta: $1
  • Morningstar Patties: $2.99

Total: 3.99

From Trader Joe’s

  • whole wheat bread: 2.69
  • Mascarpone Cheese: 2.00
  • Arugula: 1.99
  • Soy milk: 1.69

TOTAL: 8.37

From Fruit Guy on street

  • Cherries: 1.50



We’ve got $1.20 to spend.



This Week’s Receipt

It’s wedding season…we’ve been busy traveling, so many apologies for the lack of posting.  Anyways, here’s this week’s receipt so far:

Pioneer Supermarket, 6/6/2011

  • 1 qt plain yogurt: 2.99
  • 4 rolls: 1.00
  • Romain lettuce: 1.29
  • 1lb dried black beans: 1.59
  • red potatoes: 1.57
  • bag of yellow onions: 1.29
  • red cabbage: 1.42
  • beets: .72
  • kale: .76
  • carrots: .58
  • scallions: .50
  • bananas: 1.23

TOTAL: $14.94


With that, we’ve made an Asian-inspired coleslaw (shredded carrots, cabbage, black sesame, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil), roasted red potatoes and onions, black bean burgers and from the pantry some homemade granola to have with yogurt and bananas for breakfast.

Another Receipt from Last Week

Spent the remaining bit of last week’s budget at the coop – a little under $13. For that I got us:

corn Meal
salad greens
green cabbage
a small loaf of bread

That is all.

Haul from Chinatown

Instead of going to Coop, we got some groceries from Chinatown.  Check out the haul!  I figured since we had some money extra from last week, it was a good time to get some condiments that we’ve been wanting.

May 3, 2011 Chinatown

  • Chinese brocolli: 1.50 (1 lb)
  • Snap peas: 1.00
  • 2 ataulfo  mangoes: 2.00
  • 3 fat kirby cucumbers: 1.00
  • Sricharcha: 3.00
  • rice vinegar: 1.45
  • dried black fungus (cloud ears): 2.50
  • sesame oil: 2.00
  • tomatoes: 1.50
  • black sesame seeds: 1.00
  • 6 limes: 1.00

TOTAL: $19.95

Left to spend: $33.77 – $19.95 = $13.82

Updates from last week

Lest you think we survived on the meager receipt from last week, we bought and harvested more food.  That’s right, it’s garden time!  We picked a bunch of dandelion greens and collards that survived the winter.

From Trader Joe’s, Bklyn Larder and green grocer stands

  • dijon mustard: 1.69
  • capers: 2.69
  • edamame: 1.49
  • Cracked Fennel – Pepper Parma Country Loaf a.k.a. The Loaf (FANCY BREAD): 6.50 (a huge splurge)
  • carrots: 1.00
  • broccoli: 1.50
  • milk: 2.19

TOTAL: 17.06

Extra $$ for this week: $3.77

Receipt from LAST week

Here’s last week’s recap (we were out of town for the holidays, so not a lot of food!)

  • zucchini: 1.90
  • salad: 1.97
  • apples: 1.25
  • slivered almonds: .78
  • sugar snap peas: 1.06
  • spicy sprouts: 1.48
  • carrots: 1.20
  • collards: 1.50
  • red pepper: 1.18
  • tofu: 1.52
  • olive oil: 5.99

TOTAL: 19.83

This week’s receipt will come a little later!