Monday, September 21, 2009

Experiment Over

I'm sick. I got a cold. I need fresh fruits, veggies, and juices. My health is more important than this experiment.

I may try this again in the future.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Don't Worry!

I guess there are some people out there that are concerned that I do not have money for groceries, or something to that effect. Please do not worry, that is not the reason why am doing this. It's more of a personal challenge and personal experiment. It's all just fun. I hope.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Week in Field

I spent a week in Field Ontario with my step dad Wally and his wife Sue. This week had quite the positive influence toward my September with groceries.

The Good: Mostly everything.
  • We had fresh laid eggs every morning for breakfast.
  • Dinners featured roasted chicken, barbecued hamburgers, and salmon cooked a cedar plank .
  • Almost every meal had fresh vegetables from the garden including green & yellow beans, peas, and zucchini.
  • We munched all week on homemade zucchini bread and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with raisin and pecans.
  • Once we enjoyed a lunch of baguettes with brie, roasted garlic, and wine jelly.
  • They also sent me home with green & yellow beans, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, zucchini bread and cookies. Score!

The Bad: umm, nothing.

The Ugly: I ate rabbit, muskrat, and beaver.
  • Rabbit, which I normally enjoy, was an old leather boot. This wasn't Wally's fault. It must have been a much older rabbit.
  • The muskrat was okay. Pretty tender, different texture, interesting flavour. I'm glad I tried it, but I doubt I will be having it again.
  • Now the beaver was pretty darn good. Kind of like a pork roast, and kind of like a beef roast. The meat was very flavourful and had a good texture. I would definitely eat it again.
What interesting meats have you eaten?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pierogi Pizza!

Ah ha!

There were two food items in my fridge that I did not mention in my previous post. Pepperoni and provolone. With those 2 ingredients, some pizza sauce, and pierogies I made a new favourite. Pierogi Pizza! It's so easy too.

Thanks to Taryn for easy meal idea.

Day 3

Okay, I might be in trouble.

Since I am going away for a week on Saturday I decided to go through my fridge and toss out expired and soon to be expired food.

What went: blue broccoli, yellow cottage cheese, soggy nachos, rubbery eggs, yogurt & dressing from March.

What remains: some bread, 9 eggs, carrots, corn, a lime, butter, condiments, dressings, beer... that's it.

What I'm lacking: fresh fruits & veggies, milk, cheese, V8.

Pray for me :-)

...nothing like this for a month

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 1

So, I went grocery shopping today. Okay, not really. I usually do my grocery shopping Tuesday afternoons with the assistance of an attendant. I usually shop at Zehrs. If the weather is nice, I often stroll down to the small local store. Other times, I go to the big store in Cambridge.

The weather was beautiful today, so I went down the street to the local plaza. All I needed was toothpaste, so I decided to go to Shoppers Drug Mart instead of Zehrs. Take that Galen Weston!

The beauty of the day was that we did not have to hurry and shop in the 90 minutes allotted. Lutz and I went to Tim Horton's and we enjoyed our drinks, the sun, and the breeze on the lawn. Sure I enjoyed it, but I think Lutz really appreciated the break on a busy day.

Does anybody have any ideas how I could spend my shopping time or what else I could accomplish during that time that I have an attendant?

The No Grocery Challenge

The Idea:
  • To not buy any groceries for the month of September. To eat what is in my fridge, freezer, and cupboard.
  • To blog about my experiences, to learn, and to receive feedback from interested followers.

The Rules:
  • I cannot buy any food from grocery stores, markets, or convenience stores, etc. This includes raw food, prepared food, and snacks etc.
  • I cannot circumvent the rules by having someone pick up groceries for me. If someone asks if I need groceries, I will tell them: "No thank you."
  • I am allowed to get delivery or take out, dine in, or drive thru (yuck) UPDATE: With friends only, not by myself.

The Wrinkles:
  • Toiletries are not banned items.
  • In the unlikely event that somebody brings me groceries unsolicited, I will accept them.
  • I'll be spending a week in North Bay with family. That should make things easier.
  • I am willing to break any rule in order to keep my own personal rule; Not Being a Jerk. Example: If I'm going to a friend's house for dinner, and they ask me to pick up limes on the way. I will do it.
Let's see what happens!