I’ve been thinking that I need to do something to save money at the supermarket and cut down on waste as well. So I think I’m going to try planning ahead for meals, and going shopping with more of a *plan* than I currently do. And a list that I will stick to has got to help since my habitual shop is done on an empty stomach after the school run.
Food is so expensive in the supermarkets near where we live, and the local markets aren’t much better. Maybe if I get this down to a fine art I will be able to order online from the supermarkets and get my vegetables delivered. We are relatively self-sufficient on fruit of course, most of the year. However, since we haven’t quite mastered storage, we will still need to buy some. I do try to only buy the fruit thatwe don’t grow, like bananas. Or that we grow, but don’t get enough of, like grapes.
And next year I want to grow tomatoes, I know they are very water hungry, but Bill is working on ways of reusing shower and washing machine water, so maybe we will come up with a better irrigation system. I can’t even grow herbs at the moment. Even with them being watered every night in the summer they just shrivel up and die. I want to have mint, and sage and thyme, and all we have is a huge rosemary shrub, and some oregano. I haven’t even bothered with basil, I just know it’d be dead in a day.
So I guess we need more planning in the garden too!
Now, it’s leftovers tonight, but what shall we have for tea tomorrow??